Jean Claude (JC) Jones
Double-bassist / guitarist

Jean Claude Jones was born in Sfax, Tunisia and moved to France as a young child. As a teen, he taught himself simultaneously to play lead and bass guitar. At the age of 17 he began working in professional pop and jazz bands. In 1978 he moved to the US to pursue formal music studies, graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in jazz guitar. He continued his studies at the Music Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. In 1983 he emigrated to Israel, where he became a key player on the newly developing jazz scene. Several years later he made a definitive switch from guitar to double bass, and became involved in free improvised music. In time, he added electronics and computer-manipulated sounds to his musical arsenal. In 2016 he returned the guitar as his main instrument.
The driving force behind his work is "finding my space."


JC Jones is an esteemed music educator, and served as chair of the Jazz Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance between 1996 and 2000. He has performed and recorded with many leading international and Israeli musicians, dancers, poets, and vocal artists, including Stan Getz, Red Rodney, and Dave Liebman. Since the 1990s he has appeared with John Zorn, Anthony Coleman, Ned Rothenberg, Joey Baron, Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori, Mike Patton, Damon Smith, Joelle Leandre, Slava Ganelin, Steve Horenstein, Albert Beger, Arkady Gotesman, Avishai Cohen, Ariel Shibolet, Harold Rubin, Victoria Hanna, Josef Sprinzak, Amos Hetz, Anat Shamgar , Felix Ruckert, Dieter Hautkamp, Julyen Hamilton, Mark Dresser, Barre Phillips, Bert Turetzky, Irina Kalina Goudeva.


Some of JC's major projects include Deep Tones for Peace 2009 performances, the Kadima Triptych Series (cds/dvds/texts featuring double-bass masters), Myelination (the myelin chemical sounds and improvised music), and The Temperamental Duo, a collaborative work on Lydian + Explorations with composer/reeds player Steve Horenstein. In 2005 he founded his label Kadima Collective Recordings .


Since 2016 he has been working with lap-style prepared and not prepared spanish guitar, in multiple collaborations and recordings with several eminent musicians. Works includes Wild Guitar Musings 2016, Keep on Dancing, duo recordings with percussionists Haim Peskoff, Oren Fried Denis Fournier, and JC on guitar, Sick Puppies In Love duos with vocalist Anat Pick 2016, Drones 2017, La Sprezzatura Ensemble 2018, Give it your all Wild Guitar Musings 2018.
The We Transfer.com series
Visions of Sound guitar duo recordings with Raymond Boni 2017, Serendipity duo recordings with Raphael-St Remy 2017, Whatever it takes with drummer Denis Fournier 2016.

 

Contact:
Email: jeanclaude.kadima@gmail.com
kadimacollective.com
Home: +972-2-6251185,
Mobile: +972-549-9345-419



 
Jean Claude Jones With Friends
KCR 01, 2004
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J.C. Jones With Friends
Duos II
KCR 02, 2005
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Harold Rubin & J.C. Jones
Muse & Music
KCR 03, 2005
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Gan Lev & Jean Claude Jones
Languages
KCR 05, 2005
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Temperamental Trio
Raw and the Cooked
KCR 06, 2006
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J.C. Jones
Hosting Myself
KCR 08, 2006
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Wight Night in
Tel Aviv
June 2006 -
KCR 11, 2007
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Ariel Shibolet and Between the Strings LIVE AT THE TEL AVIV MUSEUM
November 2006 -
KCR 13
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ReComp
February 2008 -
KCR 14
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Joelle Leandre
Live in Israel
KCR 17, 2008
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Gunter Baby Sommer
Live in Jerusalem,
KCR 19, 2009
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Mark Dresser, Irina-Kalina Goudeva, JC Jones,
Barre Phillips, Bert Turetzky.
Sonic Brotherhood
KCR 31, 2011
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Myelination
JC Jones, Steve Horenstein,
Yoni Silver, Harold Rubin,
Ariel Shibolet, Jake Marmer,
Yael Tai
KCR 32, 2011
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Citations
JC Jones Solo
KCR 36, 2012
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Myelination 2
Meira Asher, Doepfer,
JC Jones
KCR 37, 2013
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Esoteric Duos
Jones Kretzmer back
KCR 40, 2016 _________________
 
 
Wild Strings Musings
Jean Claude (JC) Jones
KCR 42, 2016 _________________
 
 
Whatever It Takes
JC Jones & Denis Fournier
KCR 43, 2016 _________________
 
 
Serendipity
Jean Claude (JC) Jones,
Raphael Saint-Remy
KCR 44, 2016 _________________
 
 
Sick Puppies in Love
Anat Pick voice, Jean Claude (JC) Jones
KCR 45, 2017 _________________
 
 
The Eb Lydian Augmented project
Steve Horenstein,
JC Jones
KCR 46, 2017 _________________
 
 
Drones
- 5ths And Tibetan Bowls For Barre
Jean Claude JC Jones ,
Hagai Bilitzky , Ariel Lanyi , Ilan Volkov KCR 47, 2017 _________________
 
 
Keep on Dancing
Jean Claude JC Jones ,
Haim Peskoff ,
Oren Fried ,
Denis Fournier KCR 48, 2017 _________________
 
 
Visions of Sound
Jean Claude Jones ,
Raymond Boni
KCR 49, 2018 _________________
 
 
La Sprezzatura Ensemble
Esti Kenan Ofri,
Jean Claude Jones ,
Oren Friedbass
KCR 50, 2018 _________________
 
 
Give it your all -
Wild Guitar Musings 2
Jean Claude Jones
KCR 51, 2018 _________________