Paul Jones in Concert
Paul Jones will be performing live at the stunning venue Christ Church in Old town Swindon with a stellar line up of some of the UK's leading Jazz musicians! This headline concernt is in support of the next Swindon Jazz & Soul Festival which will be held in 2023
Paul was the original frontman for the legendary 1960’s pop group Manfred Mann and co-composed many of their hit records. Manfred Mann were at the forefront of the 60’s pop revolution alongside The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals and enjoyed many million-selling records before Paul left to pursue an acting career in 1966 that saw him appear in films, on TV and on the theatre stage.
Returning to music in the 1970’s Paul formed The Blues Band, a group which has, so far, released 17 albums and toured the world up to the present day. Along with Mike D’Abo, Paul also continues to front The Manfreds with many of the original Manfred Mann lineup. Jones was also the presenter of BBC radio’s long running The Blues Show.
Paul has also recorded and worked with many music icons such as Tina Turner, Percy Sledge, Memphis Slim, Katie Melua and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and his songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Steppenwolf, Helen Shapiro and Ten Years After.
Paul Jones’ passion for, and knowledge of Blues and Jazz history is legendary and both his vocals and virtuoso harmonica playing demonstrate this deep understanding when he takes the stage. For this special concert he will be accompanied by Denny Ilett (guitar), Dave Newton (piano), Joe Pettitt (bass) and Pete Cater (drums).
Saturday 30th July - 18:30-22:00
Swindon Wiltshire SN1 3HB
Sat 30 July