CrossPathCulture Hosts Victor Jones' Cultur-Versey, February 14, 2002 from 8pm- 2am
CrossPathCulture (CPC) and Gary Keys proudly present Victor Jones and his band, Cultur-Versey, on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at CrossPathCulture, located on the ground floor of 135 West 50th Street. Launching a six-week Thursday night series at CPC NYC, this Valentine’s Day musical showcase features Jones’ Cultur-Versey performing live with special guests DJ The Ladies' Choice, Jason Sheldon, and the singing sensation, Jillian. The event opens at 8 p.m. to the public with a $10 donation at the door. Refreshments will be served.
Jones played as a sideman on over a hundred records and other compositions before emerging as a major force in the music world. Discovered by Lou Donaldson as a young man, Jones was first introduced to a worldwide audience during his stint with the Stan Getz’ band, with which he toured internationally. He later collaborated with a multitude of renowned artists, including James Moody, Woody Shaw, Stanley Clark, Chaka Khan, among others.
Decades of prestigious performances and numerous awards for outstanding musicianship culminate in his present experience as bandleader of Cultur-Versey. Carrying on the traditions of Art Blakey and Max Roach while speaking to what Jones considers a new trend in New York Acid Jazz, Victor Jones’ Cultur-Versey keeps the genre alive with its first recording, released on New Frontiers Records in 1995. He is currently working on material for his next release.
CrossPathCulture will present an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Peter Bradley and John Hersey opening February 12, and on display for the event. In addition, Jeffery Smith will actualize a Valentines-inspired décor with thematic lighting provided by Jason Brandt, CPC technical director.

Cultur-Versey is: Victor Jones – Drums, Vocals, Trumpet, Percussion; Jillian – Lead Vocals; Alisa Ohri – Vocals; Charese Arrington – Vocals; Lady Dijanna – Drums, Percussion; Ron Richardson – Bass; Saul Rubin – Guitar; Dario Boenta – Keyboards, Piano; DJ Two – Turntables.

stills courtesy of Frank Areostegi
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l-r:ron richardson, victor jones, lady dijanna
dj two
dario boenta, lady dijanna
ron richardson