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Charlie JonesGuitarist and songwriter Charlie Jones has been a mainstay of the tri-state club scene since the 1970's, and has appeared with many top jazz and R&B greats, including: Bettye Lavette, Big John Patton, Illinois Jaquette, Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Jesse Morrison, Larry Young, and Lonnie Youngblood.

He’s performed in the Jimi Hendrix Alumni Band with Randy California, Buddy Miles & Larry Coryell, accompanied singer Tiny Tim and was a cast member on the Uncle Floyd Show, sitting in regularly for guitarist Jimmy Vivino. Charlie also recently performed at the Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall with Bettye Lavette.

Charlie Jones has just released his first official CD, Charlie Jones, on his own Verge Insult Music label. Drawing from his diverse musical influences, the CD features an eclectic mix of styles from rock, pop & blues, to funk, jazz, psychedelic rock, rhythm & blues and soul.

Produced by Charlie Jones and Rob Melosh, the CD contains 13 original Charlie Jones’ compositions and a cover of “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum.

Charlie Jones consists of local NJ musicians: Charlie Jones on guitar & vocals , Paul Unsworth on drums, Phil Butler on electric, acoustic & upright bass, Ed Alstrom on keyboards, guitar & vocal and Ed Thompson on guitars & vocals.

When not playing music, Charlie is an adjunct guitar and Jazz ensemble instructor at New York University.

Charlie Jones is in residence at the Great Notch Inn in Little Falls, NJ every other Thursday night at 10 PM.