Vince Jones

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(b. 1954) is an Australian jazz artist. He is a singer, song writer, and trumpet player. His music includes both original music and new contemporary versions of jazz standards. His themes are "inequity, injustice, peace and anti-greed".

He attributes his love of jazz to hearing a recording of Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain when he was about 14. He taught himself to play the trumpet.

Vince was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his family moved to Wollongong, Australia when he was 11 years old. He began his career as a bebop trumpet player.

In the mid-1980s an attempt was made on his life. The light aircraft at his farm in east Gippsland was sabotaged, and forensic tests revealed that steel wool had been put into the plane's oil tank. He had a high profile in the area at the time as a protester against logging of forests.

He has sold more than 200,000 albums world-wide.

Currently he is living on the south coast of New South Wales, on the edge of the Royal National Park.

Australia's leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones, is also a remarkable interpreter and composer of songs in a contemporary jazz style - a style that appeals equally to listeners and his musical peers. As a vocalist he resists showing off technique to the detriment of feel - he's confident in his musical literacy and sings like there's nothing to prove. It's a refreshing approach that gives us, the audience, the chance to be really moved. Vince Jones also plays trumpet and over the years his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety - he plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in earlier days. A brief, thoughtful solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion.
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Albums

EMX.260842 Vince Jones - Watch What Happens album art Vince Jones Watch What Happens (Album) EMI EMX.260842 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
CD7461982, CDP 7461982 Vince Jones - For All Colours album art Vince Jones For All Colours (Album) Suitable Management CD7461982, CDP 7461982 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
TC-YPRX-2078 Vince Jones - Spell album art Vince Jones Spell (Album) John Bye Productions TC-YPRX-2078 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
CDP.746199 Vince Jones - On The Brink Of It album art Vince Jones On The Brink Of It (Album) Suitable Management, EMI CDP.746199 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
CDP 746373 2 Vince Jones - Tell Me A Secret album art Vince Jones Tell Me A Secret (Album) Suitable Management, EMI CDP 746373 2 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
EMX 748161, EMX.748161 Vince Jones - It All Ends Up In Tears album art Vince Jones It All Ends Up In Tears (Album) EMI, EMI EMX 748161, EMX.748161 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 791725 Vince Jones - Trustworthy Little Sweethearts album art Vince Jones Trustworthy Little Sweethearts (Album) EMI CDP 791725 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
EMX 794792 Vince Jones - One Day Spent album art Vince Jones One Day Spent (Album) EMI EMX 794792 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
838 984-1 Vince Jones - Come In Spinner album art Vince Jones & Grace Knight Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner (Album) ABC Records (3) 838 984-1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
INT 3046 2 Vince Jones - Trustworthy Little Sweethearts album art Vince Jones Trustworthy Little Sweethearts(CD, Album, Promo) Intuition Records (2) INT 3046 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
7805942 Vince Jones - Future Girl album art Vince Jones Future Girl (Album) EMI 7805942 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
8145842 Vince Jones - Here's To The Miracles album art Vince Jones Here's To The Miracles (Album) EMI 8145842 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
INT 3070 2 Vince Jones - Watch What Happens album art Vince Jones Watch What Happens(CD, Album, RE) Intuition Music INT 3070 2 US 1995 Sell This Version
VJ356L Vince Jones - Live album art Vince Jones Live (Album) Universal Music Australia VJ356L Australia 2003 Sell This Version
VJ 356V Vince Jones - Moving Through Taboos album art Vince Jones Moving Through Taboos(CD, Album) Universal VJ 356V Australia 2004 Sell This Version
VJ 3560 Vince Jones - Modern Folk album art Vince Jones Modern Folk(CD, Album) Vitamin (2) VJ 3560 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
HEAD195 Vince Jones - The Monash Sessions album art Vince Jones The Monash Sessions(CD) A JAZZHEAD RECORDING HEAD195 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
ABC 475 3486 Vince Jones - Provenance album art Vince Jones, Paul Grabowsky Vince Jones, Paul Grabowsky - Provenance(CD) ABC JAZZ ABC 475 3486 Australia 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

13689 Vince Jones - Blue album art Vince Jones Blue(7", Single) Suitable Management 13689 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EMI 1891 Vince Jones - Don't Worry About A Thing album art Vince Jones Don't Worry About A Thing(7", Single, Promo) EMI EMI 1891 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
EMI 2089 Vince Jones - Jettison album art Vince Jones Jettison(7") EMI EMI 2089 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
EMI 1977 Vince Jones - If You're Goin' To The City album art Vince Jones If You're Goin' To The City(7", Single) Suitable Records, EMI EMI 1977 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
SPIN 1 Vince Jones - Come In Spinner album art Vince Jones & Grace Knight Vince Jones & Grace Knight - Come In Spinner (EP) ABC Records (3) SPIN 1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
RP 215 Vince Jones - One Day Spent - Open Ended Interview album art Vince Jones One Day Spent - Open Ended Interview(12", Ltd, Promo) EMI RP 215 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
875 031-2 Vince Jones - I've Got You Under My Skin album art Vince Jones I've Got You Under My Skin(CD, Single) ABC Records (3) 875 031-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version