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 because of a serious illness 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.

In 2004 he founded his label Kadima Collective Recordings.

Some of JC's major projects include Deep Tones for Peace 2009 telematic 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.

Since 2016 he has been working with lap-style prepared and sometimes prepared spanish guitar, in multiple collaborations and recordings with several eminent musicians. Works includes Wild Guitar Musings 2016 solo guitar, Keep on Dancing, duos 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 Kadima Distance Recordings series
Whatever it takes with drummer Denis Fournier, 2016. France Israel. Serendipity, with Raphael-St Remy,2017. France Israel Visions of Sound guitar duos with Raymond Boni, 2018. Israel France USA Dead Cool, 2019. Nucleous, each at home during the confinement time in Israel, 2020.

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Ode to Life
Jean Claude JC Jones Voice Guitar Piano
KCR 55, 2021
Virtual Guitar Duos
Claude Barthelemy, Gerard Pansanel, Richard Bonnet, Serge Lazarevitch, Jean Claude JC Jones, Raymond Boni, Patrice Soletti. Philippe Deschepper
KCR 54, 2020
Kadima Distance Recordings _________________
Vocalists Meira Asher,
Esti Kenan Ofri, Anat Pick, Josef Sprinzak, Jean Claude JC Jones guitar
KCR 53, 2020 _________________
Dead Cool
Sophie Agnel, Yael Barolsky, Raphael Saint- Remy,
Ulrich Krieger, Catherine Jainiaux, Jean Claude JC Jones
KCR 52,2019
Give it your all -
Wild Guitar Musings 2
Jean Claude Jones
KCR 51, 2018 _________________
La Sprezzatura Ensemble
Esti Kenan Ofri,
Jean Claude Jones ,
Oren Friedbass
KCR 50, 2018 _________________
Visions of Sound
Jean Claude Jones ,
Raymond Boni
KCR 49, 2018 _________________
Keep on Dancing
Jean Claude JC Jones ,
Haim Peskoff ,
Oren Fried ,
Denis Fournier KCR 48, 2017 _________________
- 5ths And Tibetan Bowls For Barre
Jean Claude JC Jones ,
Hagai Bilitzky , Ariel Lanyi , Ilan Volkov KCR 47, 2017 _________________
The Eb Lydian Augmented project
Steve Horenstein,
JC Jones
KCR 46, 2017 _________________
Sick Puppies in Love
Anat Pick voice, Jean Claude (JC) Jones
KCR 45, 2017 _________________
Jean Claude (JC) Jones,
Raphael Saint-Remy
KCR 44, 2016 _________________
Whatever It Takes
JC Jones & Denis Fournier
KCR 43, 2016 _________________
Wild Strings Musings
Jean Claude (JC) Jones
KCR 42, 2016 _________________
Esoteric Duos
Jones Kretzmer back
KCR 40, 2016 _________________
Myelination 2
Meira Asher, Doepfer,
JC Jones
KCR 37, 2013
JC Jones Solo
KCR 36, 2012
JC Jones, Steve Horenstein,
Yoni Silver, Harold Rubin,
Ariel Shibolet, Jake Marmer,
Yael Tai
KCR 32, 2011
Mark Dresser, Irina-Kalina Goudeva, JC Jones,
Barre Phillips, Bert Turetzky.
Sonic Brotherhood
KCR 31, 2011
Gunter Baby Sommer
Live in Jerusalem,
KCR 19, 2009
Joelle Leandre
Live in Israel
KCR 17, 2008
February 2008 -
KCR 14
Ariel Shibolet and Between the Strings LIVE AT THE TEL AVIV MUSEUM
November 2006 -
KCR 13
Wight Night in
Tel Aviv
June 2006 -
KCR 11, 2007
J.C. Jones
Hosting Myself
KCR 08, 2006
Temperamental Trio
Raw and the Cooked
KCR 06, 2006
Gan Lev & Jean Claude Jones
KCR 05, 2005
Harold Rubin & J.C. Jones
Muse & Music
KCR 03, 2005
J.C. Jones With Friends
Duos II
KCR 02, 2005
Jean Claude Jones With Friends
KCR 01, 2004