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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: August 11, 1950

John William “Buzz” Jones is Professor of Music at Gettysburg College. He served as Director of Bands (1989-2002), Music Department Chair (1999-2005), and was appointed Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music in 2006. Buzz also coordinates the theory program and teaches jazz history, counterpoint, and composition. He has directed the college jazz ensemble for eighteen years and led the group on three summer tours of Europe with appearances at the Montreux, North Sea, and Vienne Jazz Festivals. He founded The Buzz Jones Big Band in 1979. The band has released three compact discs- Live! At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Big Band Euro Tour, and Millennium Swing. The Majestic Jazz Orchestra recently recorded Axiom Asunder, his historically-based suite for jazz ensemble, dance company, and narrator....
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Featured recording “Axiom Asunder”

Axiom Asunder

Self Produced
2005
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    The Majestic Jazz Orchestra: Axiom Asunder

    Carlisle Compositions
    2007
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