- Posted August 6, 2013 by
The DejaVu Band, Featuring Carmen Jones, to Pay Tribute to The Ivory Queen of Soul, Teena Marie in Los Angeles
The Teena Marie Tribute concert in Northern California sold out last year and The DejaVu Band, Featuring Carmen Jones is excited to do it again this Friday night in Southern California! In honor of the late legendary soulful singer, Teena Marie, also known as "The Ivory Queen of Soul", who died in 2010 of an epileptic seizure, Jones and her dynamic band will not only spread joy by performing Teena Marie's music, but the concert promoter will also be donating a portion of proceeds towards Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
On Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Alpine Village Event Center in Torrance, California, the headlining, DejaVu Band, Featuring Carmen Jones will be paying Tribute to the legendary Teena Marie. The show will include real funk music, with several hit songs made popular by Marie, including "Square Biz", "Ooo La La La", "Lovergirl" and "Fire and Desire". The music filled night will begin with the Los Angeles voted #1 R&B & Soul band - DW3 "Down With Three" - performing all smash Top 40 hits of R&B. The venue also serves dinner as an added convenience. The doors will open at 7pm, show starts with the opening band at 8pm.
A devoted Teena Marie fan shared her experience from the sold out Teena Marie Tribute last year, "I never thought I would say this ever, but this was a great tribute to Teena Marie. The band and background singers were phenomenal and Carmen Jones made the songs her own but still remained faithful to the original Lady Tee versions. Teena will be forever missed and never duplicated, but it is comforting to know that there are performers out there giving her the recognition and respect she rightly deserves."- Comalaism, 2012
The DejaVu Band's lead vocalist, Carmen Jones whose impromptu duet with Jamie Foxx has gone viral on youtube, revealed that she sang for Teena Marie and her band on their tour bus in Oakland in the late 1980's, and that the experience and the support she received from Teena is what sparked Jones' professional career as a singer and was also the passion behind her putting together the tribute show.
Jones excitedly shared, “The Fire and Desire duet that I perform with guest singer, Brian Leads is receiving awesome reviews on youtube and we (the band) are especially excited about our upcoming Los Angeles show because some of Teena Marie’s family and closest friends are planning to come and join us for the musical celebration! We could not be more honored.”
For advance tickets go to: www.AllStarConcerts.com. For more information about Deja Vu and Carmen Jones: www.TheCarmenJones.com.
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