Del "Saxman" Jones
2014 - Individual Artist
Del “Saxman” Jones blowing smooth jazz, R&B and pop sounds from his saxophone is as natural as his heartbeat. After more than twenty years of playing his horns for cheering audiences around the world this international music star musician and showman is a must see. He is famous for his extraordinary talents as a front man by thrilling audiences with his soulful sax grooves, he also sings and does choreography.
He has recorded his solo CD entitled “First Time Again,” which has original and remake material. Jones, also a record producer, agent, bandleader and singer has been performing chart topping hits on his tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones since age 11. He has played some of the biggest names in the business such as James Brown “Sex Machine,” the last days of the Ike & Tina Turner band, President’s Gold hit record, “5, 10, 15, 20, Years of Love,” Gerogio Allentina “Sex Appeal” produced by Prince and CC Ryder’s band.
His present creation, “Final Mix Band,” headlined the grand opening of Plant Hollywood nightclub in Jakarta Indonesia and toured on the carnival new cruise ship Legend for several months. They have performed grand openings for world-class Grand Hyatt Hotels in Bangkok, Guam, Taiwan, Singapore, Spain and played for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. While in Hong Kong the group appeared on American TV shows such as Good Morning America, MTV, NBC TV Special, AVTV in London and Sky TV in Bangkok.
Jones formed this group after touring six years with the famous CC Ryder’s throughout Asia, USA and parts of Europe. This group was a big hit as the house band for JJ’s entertainment center in the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong hotel. Ryder’s popularity led to the release of the CD “live at JJ’s” which went gold on RCA and BMG records international, including his hit song “Quiver,” which was later used for a Pepsi commercial in China.
Bands under Jone’s direction provided entertainment for celebrity fans like Jean Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan, Sharon, Cindy Crawford, Kenny G and even Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. Other famous musicians that have played on his shows include; Herbie Hancock, Bobby Brown, Dave Sanborn, Stanley Clark, Wynton Marsalis, Brecker Bros, Dave Koz and the Temptations. He has composed and recorded for TV shows, commercials and other pop recording artists.
Jones was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2002 and voted best Rock ‘n Roll Entertainer of the year by City View entertainment paper in 2000. His energetic soulful saxophone solos and showmanship have made fans around the world call him “Saxman.”