In 2001, she also joined Fotoba, a traditional West African (Guinean) drum and dance company under the artistic direction of Abdoulaye Sylla. Ashley toured with the company (which included master National Ballet artists such as Alisco Diabate, Abou Sylla & Yamoussa Camara) dancing, singing, drumming and playing her violin. In 2002, Jones formed acoustic jazz trio “2 for 5” performing in eastern Connecticut and recording at University of Connecticut’s WHUS Radio. The Connecticut winters of 2001 and 2002 landed her in Key West, Florida where she performed at The Ocean Key Resort Hotel and tourist hotspot Mallory Square with resident singer Raven Cooper.
Ashley is currently performing in New England with local and international acts and solo, as a member of Conjunto Barrio, The Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble & The Poet’s Lounge Band and is producing her own album.