Vince Jones

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Vince Jones
Jones in concert, October 2006
Background information
Birth nameVincent Hugh Jones
Born (1954-03-24) 24 March 1954 (age 65)
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
OriginWollongong, New South Wales, Australia
InstrumentsVoice, flugelhorn, trumpet, flumpet[1]
Years active1974–present

Vincent Hugh Jones (born 24 March 1954) is an Australian jazz artist. He is a singer, songwriter, and trumpet, flugelhorn and flumpet 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.[2] 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;[3][4] and was educated at Corrimal High School.[5] 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.[2]

In November 1981 Jones recorded his debut album, Watch What Happens, with John Bye producing at Richmond Recorders in Melbourne.[6][7] Adrian Jackson of Jazz magazine touted Jones as the "new Melbourne jazz star" in June 1982.[8]

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. ^ "Provenance". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Vince Jones | Biography & History". AllMusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ "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
  4. ^ "Biography | Vince Jones". Vince Jones Official Website. 2002. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  5. ^ Campbell, David (7 March 2001). Corrimal High School Fiftieth Anniversary (Speech). Hansard. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Watch what happens [sound recording] / Vince Jones". Trove. John Bye Productions. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  7. ^ Jones, Vince (2003), Watch what happens, Vince Jones: Universal Music Australia. National Library of Australia, retrieved 12 November 2015
  8. ^ 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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