LACONIA — The Jazz Bar at Tower Hill, located at 290 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, will present vocalist Sharon "Sugar" Jones tonight at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.

Known for her dynamic performances and recordings, New Hampshire-based Jones combines jazz with blues and Broadway show tunes to create an engaging listening experience. Her singular approach to jazz (which blends influences of Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Anita Baker) has been seasoned through many studio recordings and performances in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. Now called "the Pride of Portsmouth," Jones has toured internationally with organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and saxophonist Houston Person.

Tonight's performance will feature an appearance by drummer Gary Gemmiti (known internationally as the acclaimed drummer for Rustic Overtones) and will include bassist Scott Kiefner and saxophonist Jon Lorentz.

Info: www.NHJazz.com (603) 366-9100