Jean Claude Jones

Jean Claude Jones was born and raised in Sfax, Tunisia. He moved to France when he was a child. He learned to play both lead and bass guitar as a teenager. He began his career in jazz and pop music at the age of 17. He moved to the USA in 1978 and pursued music education. He graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston, where he studied jazz guitar. He continued his studies at Los Angeles’ Music Institute of Technology. He emigrated to Israel in 1983, where he was a major player in the emerging jazz scene. After many years, he switched to double bass and began to improvise music. He added electronic and computer-manipulated sounds over time. His work is driven by “finding my place.” JC Jones, a highly respected music educator, was the chair of the Jazz Department of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance from 1996 to 2000. He has recorded and performed with many of the most prominent international and Israeli musicians and dancers, poets, and vocalists, including Red Rodney Dave Liebman, Stan Getz, and Irina Kalina Golina. He has performed with John Zorn and Anthony Coleman, Ned Rothenberg. Marc Ribot, Ikue Muri, Mike Patton. Damon Smith. Joelle Leandre. Slava Ganelin. Steve Horenstein. Albert Beger. Arkady Gitesman. Avishai Cohen. Ariel Shibolet. Victoria Hanna. Josef Sprinzak. JC is currently involved in several projects, including Deep Tones for Peace performances and the Kadima Triptych Series featuring double bass masters, Myelination, and The Temperamental Duo. This collaborative work on Lydian Explorations was done with composer/ reeds player Steve Horenstein. from

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