Ronnie Jones Quartet
Ronnie Jones is a drummer and percussionist who lives in Devon UK.
The Ronnie Jones Quartet is made up of four of the finest musicians in the South West.
The quartet is in it's tenth year together and has played at some of the biggest UK jazz festivals, including London's Ealing Jazz Festival, Malborough Jazz festival and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as a myriad of local jazz venues throughout Devon, Somerset and Dorset including Art Centres such as the Meeting house in Ilminster, Bridport Arts centre and CICCIC and the Brewhouse in Taunton.
The quartet has established a reputation for playing accessible jazz standards woven together through imaginative programming; immediately distinctive is the creative use of the full dynamic and textural spectrums. The band is less interested in the virtuoso+support-band stance, and is more interested in the whole group approach to dynamics, to texture, and to interplay.
This has been shaped by each member of the band taking a role regards to choice of material, arrangements, and to orchestration; as frameworks, none of this long-range ordering interferes with the spontaneity and excitement expected of the jazz group.
It has become evident that this developmental approach to each piece and the sensitive programming overall is popular with audiences. The weaving of musical narratives has led some casual listeners, uncomplainingly, into some challenging musical territory.
To find out more about the individual members of the band click here
Ronnie in full swing.
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
".. zealously attacking tunes... the band managed to make itself felt."
“Having been approached by the now famous and very popular Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel to hold two nights of live Jazz at their award winning Café, Lostwithiel Jazz Café looked around to book exactly the right band for the Saturday night and when we came across The Ronnie Jones Quartet we looked no further.
They were great with excellent comments and superlatives from an appreciative audience, stamping and hollering after every number, Surely the next stop for ‘Ronnie’ and his fellow musicians is the club of his name sake in Frith Street, Soho."
Richard M Bower MBE.
Coordinator Lostwithiel Jazz Café.
"As a jazz club owner we look for a variety of things with talent and diversity at the top of the list. Ronnie Jones' Quartet delivers on all counts and with Ronnie's amazing drumming, the quartet performs to a high quality standard and should not be missed."
Andrew Knutt AIBA FRSA,
Director, Creative Innovation Centre CIC.