Jack Jones has been performing and teaching music for 25 years. He has a B.M. in Music Education from the University of LA at Monroe, and a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. His earliest education came from sitting in with his father’s bands from the age of 10. He was playing jazz, blues, and rock gigs in North Louisiana as a full time profession by age 19.
Jack has has toured the U.S. and Japan extensively with jamband luminary, Col. Bruce Hampton, Texas Blues artist Chris Duarte, and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers. In 2019, Jack was featured in YouTube music channel host, Rick Beato’s video, Top 20 Drum Intros of All Time, which has received more than a million views. When in Louisiana, he performed with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra as an orchestral percussionist in addition to being the section leader of his drumline in college.
In Atlanta, he has worked with many local and national artists in highly varied musical situations. Artists such as: Scott Henderson, Keven Bales, and the Joe Gransden Big Band. He is currently the full time drummer with The Mike Veal Band, a well known Atlanta cover band which features Tom Grose (of the Varsity). He also composes music and leads his own project, The Jack Jones Trio, a jazz trio with which he will be recording in the coming year.