Born: October 19, 1953 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Warren Jones has spent more than 25 years as a composer, clinician and teacher. He has performed and recorded with national and local musicians and entertainers in the Valley of the Sun since 1980. A graduate of the Arizona State University School of Music in 1986, he has taught in high schools, community colleges and at the ASU Jazz Dept.
He appears with both local and national artists on more than 20 CDs and DVDs. Mr. Jones has composed over 30 pieces of music for various sized ensembles. His compositions have been performed in the southwest and western United States and can be heard on recordings released locally and internationally.
He was a founding member of the award winning Craig Render Quartet in the 1980's and has been mentioned in Downbeat magazine as a musician to be noticed in Arizona.
Jones has been and is a leader of several jazz ensembles, including the Trio 2000 and the Quartetto del Sol.
He can be heard on many recent recording projects, including the Phoenix Jazz Quartet, releases by the Keith Greko Trio, Live at Inspirations with Bob Kindred and Chuck Marohnic, and the Bob Ravenscroft Trio's, Live at Taliesen West.
A recent recording and performance project is titled EARWORM, and features creative musicians interpreting original compositions and jazz standards.
The first EARWORM CD and the brand new Bridges CD are both available through CD Baby.
Here's a CD Baby review from February 1, 2006...
The beauty of Warren L. Jones III's album, Bridges is that one could spend hours picking apart the subtle touches that give it that special something, those almost imperceptible nuances of syncopation, the delicate back and forth conversational strands between guitar and piano, the gentle twist of a melody outlining a surprisingly fresh chord that pricks the imagination and lifts the eyebrows, the effortless transition between the sly and moody atmospheres transitioning into the sassy and proud ones--all of these artistic and mind-blowing components could be explored endlessly, but regardless it suffices to say that if music theory escapes you, there will be no loss of pleasure or appreciation in listening to this album. While the ingredients alone are stunning, the final product, the journey of this eleven-track album is thoroughly unforgettable.