Vince Jones

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This is an article about the Australian Jazz musician. For the British football player and actor see Vinnie Jones.
Vince Jones in concert

Vince Jones (born 1954) is an Australian jazz artist. He is a singer, songwriter, and trumpet/flugelhorn player. His music includes both original music and new contemporary versions of jazz standards. His themes are often love, inequity, injustice, peace and anti-greed.

In 1994, he contributed A Song for You for Kate Ceberanos 1994 album, Kate Ceberano and Friends.

He attributes his love of jazz to hearing a recording of Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain when he was about 14. He taught himself to play the trumpet.

Vince was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his family moved to Wollongong, Australia when he was 11 years old. He began his career as a bebop trumpet player.

He has sold more than 200,000 albums worldwide and still tours and performs regularly.

Currently he is living on the south coast of New South Wales, on the edge of the Royal National Park, and he teaches part-time at the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University.

On 25 May 2011, Vince appeared as a contestant in Episode #7.4 of music quiz show Spicks and Specks.

Discography (Albums)[edit]

  • Watch What Happens 1982
  • Spell 1983
  • For All Colours 1984
  • On The Brink Of It 1985
  • Tell Me A Secret 1986
  • It All Ends Up In Tears 1987
  • Trustworthy Little Sweethearts 1988
  • Future Girl 1992
  • One Day Spent 1993
  • Here's To The Miracles 1996
  • Virtue - Best Of 1997
  • Live 1999
  • Moving Through Taboos 2004
  • Modern Folk 2010

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