JW Jones Trio
October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$35.75
Doors 6:00 Show 7:30
Tickets $ 35.75 at Bozzini’s or call 604 792 0744 to book by phone
(no refunds – exchanges for other shows allowed up to 48 hours prior to event)
Fresh off the heels of winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones was excited for a huge year before COVID-19 hit and halted his tour schedule. “I knew I had to do something productive to stay positive. I turned isolation into inspiration!” said the JUNO-nominated Jones, whose searing axemanship has been praised in recent years by legendary blues artists Buddy Guy and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones).
Full trio show as shown below
From original music to previously unreleased songs, “this album sounds bigger and wider-than-ever” says Jones. It features a 17-piece band with a 13-piece horn section, plus additional tracking of vocals, guitars, and studio effects that led to a most appropriate title, Sonic Departures. After releasing Live less than two years ago, the frequent resident of Billboard’s Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally-requested sit-in with the likes of 8-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues-rock icon George Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents.
High production values didn’t take priority over keeping it real for this Ottawa–
born artist. “Every single guitar solo on this record, with the exception of one, was
recorded in one take, and it was the first–and–only take, with the band and horn
section performing together in the same room” reveals Jones.
In addition to his touring band consisting of Will Laurin (drums/vocals) and Jacob
Clarke (upright and electric bass/vocals), Jones brought long–time band–mate
Jesse Whiteley back into the fray on keys and to write some of the horn charts.
Kaz Kazanoff of the Texas Horns penned big–band arrangements for two of
Jones’s original songs from his home in Austin between dates with Jimmie
“My wife Brit sings harmonies on several tracks, and it especially brings a classic
vibe to the jump blues numbers.” And just to add a little twist, there is even a
vocal sample performed by Jones’ 15–month old daughter.
After releasing Live less than two years ago, the frequent resident of Billboard’s
Top 10 Blues charts and roots radio favourite continues to accelerate his career
momentum to new heights, whether it’s as a personally–requested sit–in with the
likes of 8–time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, opening for blues–rock icon George
Thorogood, or entertaining thrilled audiences in 23 countries and four continents
Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows!
Guitar World Magazine featured a CD called ‘Guitar Masters Vol. 2’ that put Jones alongside guitar stars B.B. King, Jimmy Page, and Carlos Santana among others, which led him to an endorsement deal with Gibson guitars.
“This is an amazing blues band” – Dan Aykroyd [Elwood Blues]
“Highly regarded in blues circles” – Blues Revue Magazine [USA]
“This young man is one of the people who will keep blues alive” – Buddy Guy 8X Grammy Award Winner
“JW is the Real Deal” – Chuck Leavell, The Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers