Vince Jones

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Vince Jones
Jones in concert, October 2006
Background information
Birth name Vincent Hugh Jones
Born (1954-03-24) 24 March 1954 (age 63)
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
Origin Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Voice, flugelhorn, Trumpet
Years active 1974–present

Vincent Hugh Jones (born 24 March 1954) is an Australian jazz artist. He is a singer, songwriter, and trumpet and flugelhorn player. His music includes both original material and new contemporary versions of jazz standards. His themes are often love, inequity, injustice, peace and anti-greed.


Vincent Hugh Jones was born on 24 March 1954 in Paisley, Scotland.[1] He is the second eldest of four children to John Jones and Mary (née Docherty); the family moved to Australia in April 1964 and lived in Wollongong.[2][3] He attributes his love of jazz to hearing Miles Davis's album, Sketches of Spain, when he was about 14 and taught himself to play the trumpet. Jones began his career in 1974 in New South Wales as a bebop trumpet player on the club and jazz circuit.[1]

In November 1981 Jones recorded his debut album, Watch What Happens, with John Bye producing at Richmond Recorders in Melbourne.[4][5] Adrian Jackson of Jazz magazine touted Jones as the "new Melbourne jazz star" in June 1982.[6]

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

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.



  • 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
  • Gold (The Best Of Vince Jones) 2004
  • Modern Folk 2010
  • The Monash Sessions 2014
  • Provenance 2015


  1. ^ a b "Vince Jones | Biography & History". AllMusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Item Details for: A1877, 19 April 1964 Jones J T". NameSearch. National Archives of Australia. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 11 November 2015.  Note: User may have to undertake a new search
  3. ^ "Biography | Vince Jones". Vince Jones Official Website. 2002. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Watch what happens [sound recording] / Vince Jones". Trove. John Bye Productions. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Jones, Vince (2003), Watch what happens, Vince Jones: Universal Music Australia. National Library of Australia, retrieved 12 November 2015 
  6. ^ Jackson, Adrian (1982). "Vince Jones: new Melbourne jazz star". Jazz. National Library of Australia. 2 (May–June 1982): 6–8. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 

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