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Melvin Jones shines as a modern, consummate jazz artist. Whether performing simmering ballads in an intimate setting or screaming a solo over a professional horn section in front of thousands, Jones jazz trumpet delivers for fans and critics alike. His unique style, combined with his superb technical facility, crafts an almost hypnotic tone for audiences, seamlessly creating harmonious jazz compositions drawn from diverse musical genres.
Many jazz industry giants have graced the stage with Jones throughout his career, and he relishes these artistic collaborations. He has played and partnered with Don Braden, Clark Terry, Victor Goines, Carmen Lundy, Terence Blanchard, Antonio Hart, and Freddy Cole. Jones is especially proud to have been a member of Illinois Jacquet's last band which captured his final recording at the Lincoln Center.
Currently, Jones is most excited about recording his first solo album entitled Pivot on Turnaround Records. Due to be released in Spring 2011, the album is a highly unique and personal achievement. Pivot is Jones first recording as a bandleader, and nearly all of its compositions are original and self-written. He has also performed, toured, and/or recorded with the following artists: Jennifer Holliday, Young Jeezy, Bootsy Collins, Tyler Perry, House Band for the MoNique Show on B.E.T., The Otis Redding Family, Pussycat Dolls, Don Braden, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Ray Charles, and Illinois Jacquet to name a few. - Melvin is currently on tour with Tyler Perry's "Madea Gets a Job".