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Daniel Alexander Jones and His Fierce Alter Ego Jomama Jones Bring "BLACK LIGHT" To SEI Innovation Studio, May 4-6, 2017

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Beyond what we can see, can we be? Explore the darkest parts of night with @MrDanielJones as @MsJomamaJones at the @KimmelCenter 5/4–6 #BYO

Press Contact:
Amanda Conte
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Show Developed as Part of the Kimmel Center’s Theater Residency Program in Partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2017) –– Jomama Jones will make her Kimmel Center debut in BLACK LIGHT at the SEI Innovation Studio, Thursday, May 4 – May 6, 2017at 8:00 p.m. – a show developed as part of the Kimmel Center’s Theater Residency program, in partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public. Portrayed by the brilliant and versatile Daniel Alexander Jones, Jomama will sing original songs from her album Flowering, composed with Bobby Halvorson, as well as brand new compositions with Dylan Meek and Samora Pinderhughes. The show premiered at the Under the Radar Festival at Joe’s Pub as part of the Kimmel Center’s ongoing partnership through the Theater Residency program.

Accompanied by a stellar band, vocalists, and a few special guests, Jomama will explore the signs and signifiers found in the darkest part of the night that send us toward the blush of dawn.

“Jomama Jones delivers a truly eye opening performance,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Although brilliant, the compositions and musical talent are not what stands out - what stands out is how she emits hope and positivity with every breath. This unique performance amplifies the message that we have the power to make the changes in the world that we strive to see.”

Daniel Alexander Jones has strived to dissolve boundaries and explore radical presence in live art for over 20 years. An accomplished actor, singer, and creator of performance art, Jones is a significant contributor to the development of The Theatrical Jazz Aesthetic and utilizes collaboration, risk, and impulsiveness while crafting and presenting his work. Jones’ alter ego Jomama Jones made her return to the stage in 2010, following a 15-year hiatus. Jones was a 2015 Theater Residency Artist at the Kimmel Center.

This is a designated BYO performance. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two patrons. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO patrons are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

Other upcoming performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln: Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves (May 5 2017, Merriam Theater), Chris Botti (May 6, 2017, Merriam Theater), and Max Swan World Premiere (May 11, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio), and Fun Home (June 13- June 18, 2017, Forrest Theatre).


SEI Innovation Studio

May 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
May 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
May 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and start at $15.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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