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Jinx Jones Biography
“There are very few guitarists on the scene today who have a resume like San Francisco picker Jinx Jones. After having played with both Chuck Berry and Roy Buchanan, Jones has established himself as one of the top rockabilly guitarists on the scene today.” Dr. Matt Warnock; Guitar International Magazine
“Jinx Jones proves that he is a force to be reckoned in the world of first rate roots music guitarists.” (Blue Suede News #85)
Jinx Jones has been twice nominated for Male Rockabilly Artist of the Year by the Ameripolitan Music Awards, has received gold and platinum record awards for his work with R&B divas, En Vogue, has won songwriting awards and has been recognized as one of the hottest acts on the San Francisco music scene.
In Jinx Jones’ impressive musical career he has visited nearly every conceivable style and genre of the electric guitar. From his work Chuck Berry, Solomon Burke, and Roy Buchanan to his own acclaimed rockabilly albums, “License to Twang,” “Rumble & Twang,” “Rip and Run,” Live Twang in Finland.” And “Twang-Tastic!,” Jones has always strived to expand the possibilities of the instrument. He accepts every musical challenge head on, always making an impressive statement with his music. The one thing that remains consistent throughout Jones’ multi-stylistic journey is the grace and finesse of his virtuoso playing.
“Jinx Jones and his trio serve up fine examples of American Music, all with Jinx playing the living hell out of the guitar.” John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“You've heard fretboard prestidigitator Jinx before: he lent studio guitar and bass to En Vogue's hit, "Free Your Mind." Professionally impressive as it is, though, that credit does not represent his own chosen styling. Jinx's headlong endeavors draw freely and unto satiation from classic rocka-billy, vintage jazz, and spartan honky tonk….” D. C. Larson, Crackerjack Magazine, UK
Jinx Jones is a consummate entertainer who goes beyond his incredible guitar chops to become a must-see live performer, entertaining enthusiastic crowds from as far away as Europe to America’s legendary Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.
“Jinx Jones is out there. Four or five nights a week, the great guitar player with the immaculate pompadour can be found at various Bay Area venues, working the stage, doing his thing. The Colorado native came up serving as a sideman to rock ’n’ roll royalty, playing with the likes of Chuck Berry and Solomon Burke.”
Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle’s pop music critic, 2014
“Jinx Jones was probably the most acclaimed guitarist to come out of Denver. He is best known locally as lead man in Jinx Jones and Friends and in The Tel Rays. I personally watched him play many times from 1983 onward and watched while members of the famed group "The Pretenders" joined Jones onstage at the Turnverein (German House) in the mid 1980s while Chrissie Hynde observed from a chair.” --Colorado Arts and Entertainment, December, 1997