WILLIE JONES III

Hard Bop / Post Bop • United States
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Born in Los Angeles, California on June 8, 1968, Jones' earliest exposure to music was through his father, Willie Jones II, an accomplished and notable jazz pianist, who offered guidance and inspiration to his gifted son. Dedicated to the further development of his skills, the younger Jones spent the next few years working diligently with acclaimed drummers and music instructors and began performing with distinguished musicians by the time he was in his teens. He completed his academic training after receiving a full scholarship to the California Institute of the Arts where he studied under the tutelage of the legendary Albert "Tootie" Heath. Before he was a semifinalist in the 1992 Thelonious Monk Jazz Drum Competition, Jones co-founded jazz band Black Note. Influenced by the rich soulful energy of the West Coast bop movement, Black Note's hard-swing sound propelled them to first place in the prestigious John Coltrane Young Artist read more...
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WILLIE JONES III Volume 1 ...Straight Swingin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 1 ...Straight Swingin'
Hard Bop 1999
WILLIE JONES III Volume 2 ...Don't Knock the Swing' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volume 2 ...Don't Knock the Swing'
Hard Bop 2003
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Volume 3
Hard Bop 2007
WILLIE JONES III Next Phase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Next Phase
Post Bop 2010
WILLIE JONES III Groundwork album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Groundwork
Hard Bop 2015
WILLIE JONES III My Point Is... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Point Is...
Hard Bop 2017

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WILLIE JONES III Plays The Max Roach Songbook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Max Roach Songbook
Hard Bop 2013

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