Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones

 Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Charlie Jones performs an original, eclectric mix of rock, blues. pop, jazz, psychedelic rock, R & B, funk and soul.


Guitarist/songwriter Charlie Jones has been a mainstay of the tri-state club scene since the 1970's, and has appeared with many top jazz and R&B greats, including: Bettye Lavette, Big John Patton, Illinois Jaquette, Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Jesse Morrison, Larry Young, and Lonnie Youngblood.

He’s performed in the Jimi Hendrix Alumni Band with Randy California, Buddy Miles & Larry Coryell, accompanied singer Tiny Tim and was a cast member on the Uncle Floyd Show, sitting in regularly for guitarist Jimmy Vivino.

Charlie recently performed at the Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall with Bettye Lavette.

Charlie Jones has released his first official debut CD, Charlie Jones, on his own Verge Insult Music label. Drawing from his diverse musical influences, the CD features an eclectic mix of styles from rock, pop & blues, to funk, jazz, psychedelic rock, rhythm & blues and soul.

Produced by Charlie Jones and Rob Melosh, the CD contains 13 original Charlie Jones’ compositions and a cover of “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum.

Charlie Jones consists of NJ musicians: Charlie Jones on guitar & vocals , Paul Unsworth on drums, Matt Raymond on bass, Gary Mancinelli on keyboards, and Nick Spidaletto on guitars & vocals.

When not playing music, Charlie is an adjunct guitar and Jazz ensemble instructor at New York University.

Charlie Jones CD No.1 Roots Music report NJ Airplay September 07!!!

"A superb master of guitar"
John hammel, Homegrown Radio

Rick Galusha in Blueswax says “This is one of the most interesting rock albums I have ever heard!”

Bob Putignano, Sounds of Blue, WFDU Radio says
"The brand new self-titled debut recording by Charlie Jones offers something for every music fans’ tastes. This CD has no genre boundaries, is executed to perfection, and many of the tracks will either grab you by your heart, or rock you into orbit! This is one very impressive solid effort."


Charlie Jones, 2006

Set List

Originals and covers. Can be tailored for a family audience.