Saturday, Sep 11, 7-8:30 PM

TRUST by Kelly Love Jones

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Museum of Art in collaboration with PowerHouse Productions is excited to present TRUST, a concept and performance by singer/songwriter Kelly Love Jones. Join us in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden amphitheater for an evening of music, visual art, dance, and theater. Jones brings to the stage a star-studded cast: Lakeba Angelle, Tiffany Morris, Jamal Baptiste, Xavier Molina, and Cameron Watson. TRUST invites us to let our guard down and believe in our own power. It asks us to tune into our inner guidance system, our growth process and our ability to change a circumstance through positive, collective work. If you missed PITCH DARK presented by New Orleans Airlift at the Music Box Village in 2019, then TRUST is part two of the series. Like PITCH DARK, this performance is designed to illuminate the senses. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the performance begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30 | $25 for NOMA Members Register Now Each outdoor performance of TRUST will be limited to 150 attendees, and masks are encouraged regardless of vaccination status. The museum continues to follow the City of New Orleans’s public health guidelines. Please check our visitor information page for any updates. [Photo by Johnathan B. Vasquez] The Team PowerHouse Productions is a collaboration between two tenacious producers, Kelly Love Jones and Lakeba Angelle, that aims to influence and transform the way we view, experience, and practice social justice and social relations as a human family. Jones and Angelle use art as a tool to influence positive action and impartial respect for all life. They indulge the art(s) of music, spoken word, visual art, dance, culinary art, leadership, altruism, and reciprocation to spread their message of egality and civility. Kelly Love Jones Jones’s artistic, creative, and cultural work is centered at the heart of healing, empowerment, and forgiveness. She likes to call her music “New Orleans Swag” because it is influenced by and mixes in the traditional rhythms of the Second Line, R&B, hip-hop, and folk. Jones’s music also celebrates legendary artists and their traditions, like Deacon John and Allen Toussaint, who through their musicality and songwriting made available New Orleans’ soulful and spirit-filled culture, the bayou landscape, and its colorful heritage to people around the world. Jones’s music is a good bowl of gumbo, mixing in all these traditions to produce songs that honor love, well-being, ancestry, family, tradition, and good times.  Lakeba Angelle Co-producer Lakeba Angelle is a chef, dancer, traveler, educator, speaker, consultant, writer, and poet. She’s a well-respected liaison in the artist community in many rights, and her heart is sincere. Described as an “aggregator of resources, regarding financial matters in particular, Lakeba’s knowledge and agility in that arena has more often than not made the difference between success or failure of a venture. Lakeba brings a degree of poise and integrity to every project she’s connected with, that it automatically helps improve the business posture of the artist moving forward” (Lilli Lewis Project). Angelle is a cum laude graduate of Tulane University and a NOWFE bronze medalist. Tiffany Morris BassMonsterTiff, guru of the bass guitar, has been mastering for more than two decades. She is a graduate of Xavier University and was born in Slidell, Louisiana. Tiffany has shared many stages with acclaimed artists such as Ellis Marsalis, Kelly Love Jones, Joy Clark, and Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk Band. BassMonsterTiff is also the resident bassist at Beacon Light Church of Laplace, Louisiana. BassMonsterTiff appreciates live collaboration with other musicians, but she also has a strong passion for creating original pieces of her own in her home studio.  Jamal Baptiste New Orleans’s own Jamal Baptiste is a master percussionist and multi-instrumentalist who has traveled extensively throughout the world. He has captivated audiences in the USA, the Caribbean, South Africa, Morocco, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, France, and England with his star-studded performances in rock, funk, soul, gospel, hip-hop, and R&B. Baptiste is also a songwriter and recording engineer and holds an independent record label, Jam-All Pro Music Group. Xavier Molina Xavier Molina is a dynamic and prolific musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. As a multi-instrumentalist, Molina plays all of the core instruments (acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, drums, piano, and trumpet) with proficiency and skill, bringing excellence, depth and heartfelt energy to every song he touches. Cameron Watson A dedicated NOCCA student, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist, Cameron Watson is a young artist and entrepreneur committed to excellence. Already at the age of 16, he has engaged in study with Berklee Music School and Loyola University. Cameron manages his own band called 4 of a Kind and is also a member of Kaleb and the Menz, Caren Green, and Cornbread.   Contributing Sponsors Foundation For Louisiana NOMA’s Learning and Engagement Department Artist Journey Allen & The Living School NOLA Jebney Lewis of The CAC Brennon Jones of LED ATL Tulane University Department of Theater Tulane University Department of Dance Jazz & Heritage Foundation T H R I V E Vegan Chef NOLA LC Consulting LLC AFM 174-496 New Orleans Shacondria “iCon” Sibley Kesha Mckey Dorise Blackmon Marjorie Wheeler Patricia Shelby Barry Thomas