After graduating from Newcastle College of Arts and Technology Dave toured and recorded with Eurojazz, the European Community Youth Jazz Orchestra and then Dave’s freelance playing has covered most aspects of performing and recording both in the jazz and pop fields to theatre and television.
Dave has performed with The Steve Waterman Quartet, John Etheridge, Carl Orr, Bobby Worth Quartet, Christian Garrick, Jacqui Hicks, Julian Stringle, Julian Siegal, Jim Mullen, Gilad Atzmon, Alison Bentley, Ingrid Laubrock, Janette Mason, Phil Robson, Bill Bruford and Dave O’Higgins. He has performed with The Theo Travis Quartet and done many gigs with The B.B.C. Radio Big Band . He plays and records with The Mick Foster Group featuring Jaqui Dankworth, The Pete Callard Quartet and Alison Bentley.
He has also played with visiting American artists Harry Allen, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, George Maseo, Peter Appleyard, Steve Hobbs, Marlene Verplank and hamonica virtuoso Howard Levy.
He has recorded three albums with The Pete Cater Big Band which won the big band category in the P.O. British jazz awards and now tours nationally ‘A Tribute to Buddy Rich’ including appearances at Cadogan Hall.
In 2008 and 2009 Dave toured in the UK and internationally with Juan Martin and also performed with Willard White and Jacqui Dankworth.
Dave is now a part of the jazz musicians collective ‘Way Out West’ and often performs here with his group ‘Dave Jones’ Affinity’ which is a vehicle for his original compositions. The current line-up for this group is:
Dave Jones – basses and compositions
Tony Woods – saxes
Meredith White – piano
Pete Callard – guitar
Simon Pearson – drums