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Wayne Jones gig coming up, check it out at Melbourne's new venue Bird's...

May 18, 2016 3 min read

Wayne Jones gig coming up, check it out at Melbourne's new venue Bird's Basement!

Birds Basement, "A Night With Mr. Jones"

@ Bird’s Basement jazz club 3rd July.
11 Singers Lane, Melbourne, 3000 Phone: 1300225299
7:45pm show: $35 + booking fee (Doors open 6pm)
10pm show: $35 + booking fee (Doors open 9:30pm)
Dining available

MR. JONES - track Samples

From the smooth jazz EP Closed For The Holidays

From the smooth jazz EP Closed For The Holidays

Title track from the smooth jazz EP Closed For The Holidays.

A Night with Mr.Jones @ Bird’s Basement will feature, alongside Wayne Jones on bass, some of Australia’s finest musicians. Fallon Williams III (drums) and Jack Pantazis (Guitar), Robyn Payne (Keyboards), Rob Little (also on Bass) Yes!!! 2 Bass Players, Lachlan Davidson (Sax).

Australian Premier Bass Player
• Multi Release Recording Artist, Writer & Producer
• Charting On Essential USA Smooth Jazz Radio Stations
• Collaborating With The Very Best Of The Music Industry
Currently based in Melbourne, Australia, Wayne is primarily a solo bass player, writer and producer, and has his own record label. Wayne has CD’s out and on radio in the smooth / contemporary Jazz markets in USA, Europe & more. They feature top USA players Rick Braun, Philippe Saisse and Mike MacArthur. Joining Wayne for the Australian contingent are Fallon Williams III and Ron Peers . Prior to this, for over forty years, he was a sideman in the Australian music scene, touring, sessions, etc.

The list of artists he has worked with is too many to mention, but here is a short list of some of the few: James Morrison, Mike Stern, The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, Carl Risely, Rhonda Burchmall, Musicals- Lion King, Wicked, Mama Mia, Rent

ROBYN PAYNE (Keyboards)
An accomplished multi-instrumentalist specialising in piano, keys, basses and guitars but with a natural ability to put her hand to most instruments.

A music arranger proficient in more styles of music than any musician has a right to be! Robyn has arranged and produced great sounding albums in styles ranging from orchestral to jazz, from pop to eclectic experimental music. But she does have a special flair Celtic, country, rock and adult contemporary.

List of Artists again are far to many to mention. Some Include Tommy Emanuel, Hey hey It’s Saturday, The Eurogliders

Originally from Chicago USA. Made Australia his home after touring here with Steve Marriott & Humble Pie. Some artists worked with include John Entwistle, Vanetta Fields, Relax With Max.

ROB LITTLE (Groove Bass)
Rob is a highly regarded Melbourne session & live touring Bass Player. Best known for his recordings & live touring with Tommy Emanuel, Peter Cupples & many more.

Lachlan works as a freelance musician in Melbourne in a variety of settings. He has featured with Stevie Wonder and John Farnham, played with Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Maria Schneider and appeared on many CDs and on the soundtracks of many films. He featured on the film Peaches on solo clarinet, the score by David Hirschfelder.

“Continuing to bring the thunder from Down Under on his new 5-track set MR. JONES, Australian bassist, songwriter arranger and performer Wayne Jones, a renowned session musician who launched his solo career in 2006, keeps that perfect balance between tunes that are lush, melodic and sophisticated and others that showcase his freewheeling and wildly energetic ways. Working with top genre stars like Rick Braun and Grammy-nominated keyboardist Philippe Saisse, who is featured on “5 To 6,” Jones creates a dynamic array of moods, from the bright and brassy new single “A Day at the Beach” to the strutting and funky “Get Up” and light and breezy “Sweet Melody”. Another highlight is Jones’ buoyant Latin excursion “The World Keeps Turning.” You’ll enjoy experiencing the wild, wonderful world of MR. JONES!”
Johnathan Widran ~ Smooth Jazz Global

For MANY more reviews:
Birds Basement, "A Night With Mr. Jones"

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