Style Icon

Fifteen years ago VHI ranked Rickie Lee Jones number 30 on its top 100 female rockers list. It’s kind of funny really, because rock is a small fraction of Jones' musical world these days. Starting out singing around Los Angeles, Jones’ big breakthrough was the mellow, jazz-infused “Chuck E’s in Love.” The song showcased her languid singing style as much as her ever-present beret cemented her bohemian appeal. At the pinnacle of her career, with a handful of successful albums all forging slightly divergent styles, Jones released a surprising album of jazz standards. The experimental urge never wavered, including forays into electronica, blues, Rhythm & Blues, and country. These ideas form her concert backbone today, a rich smattering of works -- interspersed with witty stories -- from throughout her career.

Jones performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard. Tickets are $42.50 to $57.50. Visit or call 480-478-6000.

Fri., May 31, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 1, 7:30 p.m., 2013
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Glenn BurnSilver
Contact: Glenn BurnSilver