Okay, this is a little nutty, but I’ve decided to release a huge set of 118 songs from the videos I’ve been posting here since the start of the pandemic last year. It was quite a massive undertaking, and Jennifer Szabo did an amazing job in putting it together. If you want hours of my playing please consider downloading. This will only be on Bandcamp, I’m not putting it on iTunes or Amazon. Thanks so much for watching this last year, and I hope you enjoy!
Author: Mike Jones
Penn & Teller are coming back!
It’s been a long year but I’m so happy to announce that Penn & Teller have set a return date after our long pandemic hiatus. We’re coming back on April 22, 2021. We will have numerous safety precautions in place including a volunteer-less show and limited audience capacity.
If you are in Las Vegas, come out to the Rio and see us! Be sure to get there by 8pm to see the jazz preshow.
All By Myself – Pandemic times
Like everyone else, I’ve been stuck at home all year. I realized I haven’t recorded a solo album in about 20 years and thought now would be the perfect time to make one. Check out my latest album recorded at home, all by myself!
Internet Sensation Jonesy!
So, I put a few videos up on social media every now and again, and usually get a few hundred views. Not bad for a jazz guy! However, the other day I put up this video of me at my job, opening up for Penn & Teller, and holy moly, over 2,100 views! I’ve gone viral, like the Legionnaires Disease!
Why Am I Hugging This Man?
About a year later, Neil called me, and asked about my thoughts on Oscar Peterson, for liner notes he was writing about a Verve reissue of “On The Town”. Those liner notes were read by the great magician and pianist Michael Close, who came to see me playing in Las Vegas and brought along his friend Penn Jillette. We got to talking and in February of 2002, I started playing in the Penn & Teller show! So, Neil actually is responsible for my gig at the Green Mill, and with Penn & Teller.
Chicago Tribune Reviews The Show Before The Show!
Thank To Howard Reich for this great review!
The big Green Mill performance is this weekend, Friday March 23rd at 9:00pm and Saturday the 24th at 8;00pm. If you’re planning on coming Saturday, Penn will be sitting in and celebrating the release of our new cd “The Show Before The Show”, so get there early! Also, since Amazon is currently sold out of discs, we will have them there, and we will be happy to sign them! See you there!
I’m Coming Chicago!
I’ll be at the Green Mill next Friday, March 23rd, and Saturday, March 24th to celebrate the release of my new cd “The Show Before The Show”!
Check out this article from Chicago Jazz for more information.
Welcome to my fancy new website! I’ll stop by this news page from time to time and let you know what’s happening. This week, we’re gearing up for my new cd with Penn, and taping Season 5 of Fool Us at the Penn & Teller theater at the Rio. Thanks so much for checking out the all new jonesjazz.com!