Grammy Award-Winning MonoNeon to Set to Thrill at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall with Funky, Southern Soul & Blues
Famed DJ Frances Jaye to host the event and talented Dallas phenom Kwinton Gray to perform
DENTON, TEXAS, March 24, 2022 – As part of a special spring concert, the Denton Black Film Festival is featuring Grammy Award-winning MonoNeon during this exhilarating evening of music hosted by famed DJ Frances Jaye.
The concert will take place at 8 p.m., April 16 at the Margo Jones Performance Hall, 1100 Oakland St, Denton, TX 76201, located on the campus of Texas Women’s University. Tickets are now available. The night of music also will showcase the Kwinton Gray Project, led by Gray, a young Dallas phenom, who will be joined by Jackie Whitmill who plays drums and KJ Gray who plays bass.
Dywane Thomas Jr., a.k.a. MonoNeon, a dynamic and creative performer, has a massive global audience with more than 383,000 followers on Instagram and 154,000 followers on YouTube, recently jumped out on his own as a solo performer. He has performed with some of the legendary artists of our time, including Prince, shortly before his death. In 2020, he won a Grammy as part of his participation on the 2020 NAS studio album King’s Disease.
What’s unique and impressive about the right-handed MonoNeon is that he plays left-handed upside down on a right-handed bass guitar, which allows him to use heavy string bending on the upper strings. His music is a blend of southern soul, blues and funk. Actor Eddie Murphy described MonoNeon this way in a New York Times article, “MonoNeon is a musician who plays bass and is unbelievable. He’s Jimi Hendrix and Basquiat and Skittles, all combined…”
All tickets and passes are available for the in-person and virtual festival are available now.
About the Denton Black Film Festival
The Denton Black Film Festival is an annual cultural event, featuring the works of emerging filmmakers, creatives from around the country and talented college students, musicians, artists and spoken word poets. Held each January, thousands attend the celebration of storytelling in various art forms, that takes place in venues in Denton, Texas.