Tunafish Jones was a musical concoction created by Marvelous Mars McCracken. Influenced early on by Ella Fitzgerald, Della Reese, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, composer Leonard Bernstein and funk master James Brown, Mars envisioned a band that could mesh the free for all hilarity of a night at the juke joint with the profundity of a symphonic odyssey, in short . . . Tunafish Jones.
When Tunafish Jones takes center stage the crowd takes notice. Dressed in a suit, tie, high top Chuck Taylors and sunglasses, the petite lead vocalist takes her fans' breath away the moment they hear her sing. With hands flailing and feet constantly moving she provides a unique visual performance that is only outdone by her beautiful, powerful vocals.
Featuring Bruce McCracken on guitar and keyboards, and Frank Lightell on sax and flute, thousands come out every year to hear the musical expertise of Tunafish Jones. They have released eleven CDs in the last twelve years and their audiences keep coming back for more.
Their fan mail describes it best . . . "I came to hear you last week. You were beautiful. What soul, what fun you have. What a gorgeous sound you make. The whole place was alive with your music. It was perfect." Tunafish Jones is a "must see" for anyone wanting to dance the night away or just sit back and bask in the perfection of a class act.