World-Renowned Drummer | Composer | Arranger | Grammy Nominated Recording Artist
“Victor Jones is a new breed of outstanding drummer bandleaders … nothing Jones does is ever boring .” Time Out New York
Best known as the drummer of Stan Getz, Little Jimmy Scott, Chaka Kahn, and Michael Petrucciani – VICTOR JONES has also worked with Woody Shaw, James Moodys, Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rogers and tons more. Recognized as one of the most prolific and eclectic drummers in jazz today, he appears on more than two hundred recordings and soundtracks. A two- time Grammy nominee one-time winner, and a one-time Oscar nominated artist. Victor began his musical journey back in the late 60s as a classical trumpet player in his hometown of East Orange, New Jersey. After 10 years of studying trumpet he became interested in the drums from listening to Ringo and the Beatles and then discovered the music of James Brown, Jimmy Hendrix, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. At the Ultimate Jazz Party at Solyst this summer you will be able to hear Victor perform with Curtis Stigers, the Doky Brothers and Swedish trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz.
Internationally recognized for his consistent, subtle and stylish drumming on stage and in the studio, Victor Jones is known as an innovator who is not afraid to bring together different styles and sounds. He has played on hundreds of recordings, played hundreds of live concerts and performed in clubs everywhere on this planet, often as a backing musician for a variety of well-known artists.
For the past five years Victor has been recording and performing with his own group, Culture-Versy, effortlessly blending Hip Hop, Urban Soul, Modern Jazz and Funk. Victor Jones is a leader that understands and excels effortlessly at every facet of great American Music and popular art forms.