Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet
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Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet

Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000

Miami, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Jazz

Calendar

Sep
28
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Russia Jazz Tour

Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

Sep
14
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Sep
13
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Sep
12
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Sep
11
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Sep
06
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Sep
05
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Sep
04
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Davie, Florida, United States

Davie, Florida, United States

Aug
31
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Hard Rock Cafe (in Seminole Hard Rock)

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Aug
30
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Hard Rock Cafe (in Seminole Hard Rock)

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Aug
29
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Hard Rock Cafe (in Seminole Hard Rock)

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Aug
28
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Hard Rock Cafe (in Seminole Hard Rock)

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Aug
25
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Miami Shores Country Club

Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Aug
23
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Heidi's Jazz Club

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

Aug
09
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ The Historic Hampton House

Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Jul
28
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Miami Shores Country Club

Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Jul
26
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ The Historic Hampton House

Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Jun
21
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Hard Rock Cafe (in Seminole Hard Rock)

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

May
26
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Miami Shores Country Club

Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Miami Shores, Florida, United States

Apr
20
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Young Circle Park

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Apr
17
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Hard Rock Cafe (in Seminole Hard Rock)

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Hollywood, Florida, United States

Mar
17
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ United Negro College Fund Inc

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Feb
24
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Black Archives Historic Lyric Theatre

Florida, United States

Florida, United States

Jan
20
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Art Deco Historic District

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Dec
28
Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet @ Umbria Jazz

Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Music

Press


Jazz is alive in South Florida and Jesse Jones Jr. is here to prove it. The Miami native is a saxophonist extraordinaire and continues to be on the forefront of a burgeoning jazz renaissance in South Florida. Jesse and his brother, Melton Mustafa, who is one of the great trumpet players of our time has been a running force in music for many years. Jesse Jones Jr. is one of those hidden treasures that you can’t help but to share with the world. Jesse overwhelms you with his infectious positive attitude and dynamic stage presence. Jesse Jones Jr. attended Mississippi Valley State University where he excelled in music, but his journey actually started in Miami where as a young kid he would listen to a neighbor practice his sax while playing along with Cannonball Adderley albums. “I loved that sound and knew right then I was going to be a musician for the rest of my life”. After college Jones joined the military and became a member of the US Navy Show Band. He traveled throughout North and South America where he was given the opportunity to develop his showmanship skills. Besides playing the sax, clarinet and flute, Jesse sang, tap dance and did comedy skits, and found that he had a natural gift for getting the crowd to become part of him. “I just love to perform and make people feel good and satisfied with what they’re hearing and seeing”. After serving out his four year term in the military, Jesse lived in Boston for a while, then back to his home town Miami...
....The Jesse Jones Jr. Quartet puts on a show audiences remember for a long time. In addition to working with his own quartet, Jesse gigs with other performers and other bands as a free-lancer. His ability to captivate the audience with the classics, and adapt them to his own swinging interpretations, is legendary. “I can only thank God for His blessings. And with the love and encouragement of my wife Thelma, family, friends and incredible fans, my heart will continue to pour out the music that we love so well. - Heidi and Meisterchef Edmund


Jesse Jones Jr.

A Miami native, Jesse Jones Jr., along with his brother, Melton Mustafa, is Florida jazz royalty. A true entertainer, he is one of the most engaging musicians on the contemporary jazz scene, partly because of his background with the U.S. Navy's Show Band, with whom he performed as a musician, comedian, and dancer. That experience is still evident in his playing, which is full-bodied and filled with whimsy and mischief. A steady gigger, Jones can be found at clubs and theaters throughout South Florida all year round. - Abel Folgar


Discography

“St. Louis Blues” by the Melton Mustafa Sr. Orchestra, 

Ella Remembered” Live in Concert by Marianne Baer and Peter Baumanns, 

Live at Kennedy Center; “Nat King Cole, Long Live The King” by Alan Harris, 

“Jazz Romances” Tour 2000 by Al-Yasha Anderson, 

“Best of The Founders” Vol. 1 by Miami Jazz Coop,  

“Circle of Swing; Hello Brenda” by Roman Klocker and Michael Ehret, 

“Stolen Moments” Live at the Van Dyke Café, “Open Up Your Mind” by Alan Harris

“Boiling Point” by Melton Mustafa Sr.  

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Bio

Biography - Jesse Jones Jr.

Jesse Jones Jr. is one of the most respected international recording artist in the music industry among his peers as well as his fans.  He started his music education playing the bassoon and received a scholarship to Mississippi Valley State University. He later adopted the tenor saxophone, which is the instrument of the man who inspired him, Cannonball Adderley.  Creating a duo like Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Jesse encouraged his brother Melton Mustafa Sr. to study trumpet.  They both went on to become international writers, composers, arrangers and lead alto sax and trumpet players for well-known Big Bands.  After college Jesse joined the military and became a member of the U. S. Navy show band.  Jesse has performed with many jazz greats such as Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell, Dexter Gordon, Joe Williams, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eartha Kitt, Clark Terry, Alan Harris, Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Monty Alexander to name a few.  He has written, arranged, produced and recorded three CD projects.  Jesse has toured throughout the U.S. and abroad in Italy, Israel, China, Austria, Greece and Russia since 1999.  In addition to the alto sax he plays flute, soprano sax, baritone sax, clarinet and possesses incredible vocal ability.  Jesse Jones Jr. is dedicated to the South Florida area especially the Miami community where he is a lifelong resident and supporter of the preservation of jazz entertainment. 

Biography - James Cotmon

James Cotmon graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Music degree.  After graduation, he enlisted in the Army, where he played in the U.S. Army Band.  After discharge, he toured with Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole).  After relocating to South Florida in 1987, he became the drummer for the Melton Mustafa Sr. Orchestra and has had the privilege of working with jazz greats such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the late Joe Williams, to name a few.  Mr. Cotmon taught music at Florida Memorial College from 1997-1999, where he has had the opportunity to work with the late Grover Washington, Jr., Dr. Nathan Davis, Najee, and Karen Briggs. He has traveled to Las Vegas, Spain, and Curacao, to perform for the Queen of the Netherlands.  

 Biography - Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger who has recorded and performed extensively in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and the U.S.A. with many of the world’s most renowned Jazz artists.  Brian has been associated as music director/accompanist with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mark Murphy, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Woody Shaw, Mark O’Connor, Albert Collins, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Kevin Mahogany, Vivian Reed, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Engelbert Humperdinck, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, Dalai Lama and many more.

Biography - Paul Shewchuk

Professional Bassist - acoustic/electric, entertainment contractor educator - lessons and clinics, music programming consultant, Luthier Performances at jazz festivals, concerts, venues, and clinics through-out North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.  Notable artists that Paul has performed with include; Dr. Lonnie Smith, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Higgins, Kenny Werner, Randy Brecker, Larry Coryell, Joe Locke, Marilyn Maye, Ira Sullivan, Wynton Marsalis, Duffy Jackson, Paul Anka, Freddy Cole, George Benson, Don Elias, Mark Murphy, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Drew Jr, Melton Mustapha Sr., Nicole Henry,  Sammy Figueroa, Johnny O’Neil, Don Friedman, Hal Schaeffer, Nestor Torres, Rose Royce, Albert Collins, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hal Schaeffer, Elba & Hazel Payne (of Taste of Honey), Allan Harris, Turk Mauro, Celine Dion, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Special EFX, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Stanley Clarke/George Duke project and many more.  


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