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Fine Arts Center, Suite E, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

music@uri.edu401.874.2431 or 401.874.5955

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William Jones

  • Artist/Teacher of Jazz Saxophone
  • Department of Music
  • Phone: 401.874.2431
  • Email: wcjones@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Fine Arts Center
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Bill Jones grew up Marion, MA and began his Jazz studies at the University of New Hampshire, where he had the opportunity to play with Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, and Slide Hampton.  He continued on to pursue his Masters degree at New England Conservatory where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, and George Garzone.  After graduation, he continued his studies with Charlie Banacos and Hal Crook.

As a performer, Bill plays regularly at many venues in and around Boston such as Wally’s, Ryles, The Beehive, Beat Hotel, and Lilypad.  He has performed with many revered musicians such as Bob Gullotti, Jeff Galindo, Leo Genovese, Bruno Raberg, Tim Ray, John Lockwood, and with the Orchestra at Indian Hill.

In addition to being on Jazz Faculty at University of Rhode Island, Bill teaches theory and private lessons and directs the Middle School Jazz Band at the Rivers School in Weston, MA and also teaches private lessons and ensembles at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA.

Education

Master of Music, Jazz Performance, New England Conservatory

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, University of New Hampshire

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