It’s crazy to think that two years have passed since the death of Ms. Sharon Jones.
Sure, the music will always live on thanks to the Dap Kings, the band of incredible instrumentalists
that became synonymous with any mention of the name “Sharon Jones”, but you can’t help but feel
a little sad that someone so incredible, so talented and so kind, is not here in the physical sense
Like many people around the world, I was fortunate enough to have met Sharon on a number of occasions. She was kinder than most in her industry and had a sense of realness that can all to often get lost in the hooplah of fame, bright lights and fans. She wanted to know more about my work and who I was as opposed to “why” I was there. She always made me feel like I was the only one in the room.
Many years after of our first meeting, she messaged me to say she was coming to Brazil to do a
show and that we should catch up.
She was roughly halfway through her treatment at that time and
whilst her hair was now beautifully cropped, her energy was anything but “cropped” - she tore the
stage up better than many half her age and without a life threatening disease. INCREDIBLE
wouldn’t and couldn’t express how Sharon was that night, but for today, it will suffice.
After the show we talked and it was clear things had changed, but always the professional, most
wouldn’t have recognised the signs. It was the last time I saw her, both as a performer and as a
new found friend. Simply put, Sharon was one of those people that brought magic to every stage
she performed on and to every person she met.
The music and memories that Sharon afforded us all, are the things we will cherish and must
ensure live on for future generations to enjoy and learn from.
Always remembered, never forgotten.
📷: @musicandmeee (04/01/2013)