SENSES: A Conscious Consumption of MF Doom
When the ingredients of a song and the notes of a dish intersect, magic ensues. On March 7th, creative collaborators Chef Stephen Jones of the larder + the delta and jazz musician Garrison Jones offer a hip-hop journey of MF DOOM's album MM..FOOD, with 5 courses of layered tastes and sounds. Dig in.
Time & Location
Mar 07, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Larder and The Delta, 200 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
About the event
When the ingredients of a song and the notes of a dish intersect, magic ensues.
On March 7th, creative collaborators Chef Stephen Jones of the larder + the delta and jazz musician Garrison Jones will lead you on a sensory journey of M.F. DOOM's album MM..FOOD.
This one-of-a-kind experience explores this dynamic duo's intimate take on the nuiances of 90's hip hop expression, in the purely original style only Chef Stephen Jones and Garrison can provide.
The MM..FOOD album is a sensory journey filled with metaphors and double entendres of street world life and nutritional realm, with hard-hitting, jazz-inspired beats and textured rhythms. Chef Stephen Jones and Garrison flip the script, serving the album on a plate for both your mouth and ears to consume.
Garrison Jones takes MM..FOOD tracks a step further, pairing villianous loops of sound and style with Chef Jones' delcious take on underground hip hop. Live instrumentals performed by Garrison incorporates pure improvisation with an organic listening experience through a contemporary interpretation to DOOM's landscape of lyrics. Beats will be paired with Chef's Jone's improvisational flavor curation through a 5-course meal that is luciously layered like a heavy MM..FOOD instrumental track.
This evening will be a journey of counscious consumption and sensory exploration.
Hungry for something new? Let's dig in.
ABOUT EXECUTIVE CHEF STEPHEN JONES:
Stephen has amassed a wealth of culinary expertise in his 39 years, which is not surprising when you consider that he comes from a family of master chefs and cooks. A former football player, he trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Ca while working at Watergrill, Table 8, and Nobu in Las Vegas.
He then served as Executive Sous Chef of Mk Restaurant in Chicago before moving to Phoenix. Then, Chef Stephen served as Chef de Cuisine at Tarbell's, and as Executive Chef at Latilla at the Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, as well as opening chef of the downtown hot spot Blue Hound Kitchen + Cocktails built within the City Scape shopping & entertainment venue in downtown Phoenix.
After leaving Blue Hound in the spring of 2015 chef Stephen went to work on his own projects the larder + the delta, Walrus & The Pearl and DCM Burger Joint all located within Desoto Central Market located on the corner of Central & Roosevelt in Downtown Phoenix in the heart of the Roosevelt Row arts district. While at DeSoto chef Jones brought national spotlight to the mulit-use space but it was his 8 seat counter only southern concept the larder + the delta that really took off and became a fan favorite amongst the local community, being named travel & leisure magazine best farm to table restaurant in 2016 was a highlight of the year for Jones and the larder + the delta crew. With the momentum building for the restaurant to have its own brick & mortar, in the summer of 2018 Chef Jones was able to open the larder + the delta in the Portland on the Park area of downtown Phoenix.
ABOUT GARRISON JONES:
Garrison Jones is a keyboardist and composer based in Phoenix, AZ and founding member of the Electro-Jazz group House of Stairs. Garrison has studied music for most of his life. As a piano student of Carolyn Inabinet, he started lessons at age 7 and is honored to be teaching alongside her today. Graduating from Arizona State University in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Garrison studied both classical and jazz piano as well as composition. His teachers have included Larry Loeber of the Phoenix Symphony as well as Raul Yañez, Andy O'Brien, Walter Cosand and Michael Kocour. Mr. Jones participated in the Sun Devils Marching Band, B3 Organ Jazz Experience, African Drum Ensemble, and many small jazz ensembles. His compositions have been featured in the ASU Jazz Composition Showcase. Garrison is a member of the Phoenix Music Teacher’s Association, The Arizona State Music Teacher’s Association and the Music Teacher’s National Association. He played in the PMTA Piano Ensemble for 10 years and now has students participating in this same event. Several of his students have also earned awards in piano festivals.
Garrison currently plays in an experimental jazz and lounge group 'House of Stairs' and is also a member of Paradise Valley Community College’s Big Band. Currently, he has launched a weekly Jazz series at Cornish Pasty and is exploring such projects as DJ performances, producting layered sounds on his Sunday School Beats platform and most recently performing with Inkblot. Garrison is always seeking new musical styles to help expand his current knowledge and tastes.