Using their music to help others heal emotionally and spiritually is at the core of Jennifer Simone’s work. ici avec moi//Journals—a solo performance of improvised loop pedal, baritone saxophone, percussion, and voice—centers on the idea of someone who has the ability to open inter-dimensional pathways. Fittingly, the 2022-23 Roulette Commissioned Artist has acquired the nickname “The Portal Opener” from her listeners. “To share pieces of my writings accompanied by my music will be a great ritual in vulnerability, opening the portals within myself and within my heart,” Simone says.
“[Simone’s] music evokes a powerful response—people openly cry and she often invites crowd members to sit on the ground with her.” –CityBeat
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.