Stuart Jones (composer)

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Stuart Jones is a composer and musician from Birmingham, England. And one of the most popular recording artists on the label New World Music[1]

According to Allmusic, [2] Stuart Jones displayed an intense interest in music throughout his childhood years. Listening to classical music, Jazz, and pop gave Jones a broad base of musical influences, which he would draw on throughout the course of his career. That diverse palette is demonstrated in Jones' wide array of accomplishments, and his compositions for film and television can be heard on programs throughout the U.K.

Jones maintains a solid reputation as a dance music artist, regularly contributing to compilations and collections of Drum and Bass, House, and Trance music alongside artists such as DJ Luck and the Artful Dodger. It is Jones' work in new age music that has gained the most recognition. He began recording for the New World Music label in 1995 with his debut release, entitled Love Eternal. Specializing in music for relaxation and meditation, New World Music has a strong presence throughout the new age music world. Fusing new age music ideas with dance music styles, Jones became one of the label's best-selling artists with 1998's album Lifeforce.[3] His soft jazz release Late Into The Night[4] demonstrated his versatility and sensitivity, broadening his audience significantly. Subsequent releases such as Lazy Days (featuring vocalist Sarah Jane) and Pure Calm [5] have established Jones as one of the genre's most innovative and progressive voices. Stuart Jones maintains a healthy performance schedule on a variety of circuits, making appearances in symphony halls and dancehalls alike.

He composed a classical symphony Symphony in F, two stage musicals Shirt and Tie and Picture This Picture Life, and finally a modern ‘Concerto for acoustic speed funk pianos’.

Jones is also noted for his TV music with KPM and Stock, the most notable appearance of his music being on the soap Emmerdale.

Stuart Jones appears to work mainly as a solo artist but is well known on the video sharing site YouTube[6] with his piano-duelling duo Blister teaming up with musician Sniper, many of the videos being featured on NME

Discography[edit]

  • Love Eternal (New World Music) 1995
  • Loves Dream (New World Music) 1996
  • Lifeforce (New World Music) 1998
  • Late into the Night (New World Music) 1999
  • Lazy days (New World Music) 2000
  • Pure Calm (New World Music) 2000
  • Stuartwho? (Jam Jar records) 2000
  • Delicious (Jam Jar records) 2001
  • Massage (New World Music) 2002
  • Enchanted Garden, alias Stuart Michael (Northstar music publishing) 2002
  • Simply Relax, alias S.J.Bluewater (DA music) 2002
  • Baby in the Woods alias S.J. Bluewater (Rajon)
  • Ayurvedic Wellbeing alias S.J. Bluewater (Warner music) 2003
  • Pure Love and Light (New World Music) 2003
  • Eternal Dream (New World Music) 2004
  • Classics for Relaxation (New World Music) 2004
  • Classics for Meditation (New World Music) 2005
  • Stuart and Sarah Collection (Jam Jar Records) 2005
  • Symphony in F (Jam Jar Records) 2005
  • Massage 2 (New World Music) 2005
  • Stuart Who’s Who (Jam Jar Records) 2005
  • On the Wings of an Angel, alias Cadence (New World Music) 2006
  • Animal Angels (New World Music) 2006
  • Classics for Meditation (New World Music) 2006
  • Lullabies, Stuart and Sarah (New World Music) 2006
  • Zen Garden (Watermusic, USA) 2007
  • Zen Garden 2 (Watermusic, USA) 2008
  • Shirt and Tie the Musical (Jam Jar Records) 2008
  • DVD Einfach Entspannen, Simply Relax, alias S J Bluewater DA Music) 2004
  • Calm Reflection (New World Music) 2008
  • Connecting With Animals (New World Music) 2009
  • Essential Sleep (New World Music) 2010
  • Groovy Nursery Rhymes (GAP Music) 2011
  • Symphony in F (GAP Music) 2011
  • Sea of Silence, alias Stuart Michael, Nandara, Fraser Morris (Sony Music) 2012
  • Melodies and Memories, Best of Stuart Jones (New World Music) 2012
  • Asian Spa, alias Stuart Michael (Watermusic, USA) 2012
  • Total Spa, alias Stuart Michael (EMI Records) 2013
  • Picture This, Picture Life EP (GAP Music) 2013
  • The Stillness of Beauty, alias Stuart Michael (GAP Music) 2013
  • Massage 3 (New World Music) 2013
  • Amient Soul, alias Stuart Michael (GAP Music) 2009
  • Sea of Calm, alias Fraser Morris (GAP Music) 2010
  • Sea of Tranquitilty, alias Fraser Morris (GAP Music) 2011

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