Wayne Richard Jones a.ka. WAIN JONZE began studying music as a child and learned clarinet, violin, and alto sax and played each in various school ensembles over his academic years. He later studied bass, piano and guitar privately at college and with some talented instructors including Kevin Eubanks of the Tonight Show band. He eventually earned a music degree from U. Mass Boston and Masters in Education from Lesley College.
He has worked with many local schools, bands and church choirs over the past 30 years and has recorded, traveled and/or performed with the Walter Beasley Band, Freda Battle, Yolanda Adams, Clarence Powell, Backstreet Boys/Krystal Harris, Andre Ward, Eric Roberson, Jaguar Wright, Kindred the Family Soul to name a few.
Wayne sees performing as quite an experience and is grateful that he he is able to do so. "The one thing I have learned in my musical travels (which range from dates around the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe) is that it is not about me, but the
relationship between those on stage and relationship between those on stage and in the audience. Without that magical connection there is no point to music. It's a blessing to have the opportunity and an obligation to try to bless with it".
Wayne has recently embarked on a solo recording career as a departure from a long history as a sideman. A few of his "known associates'' have urged him to do so and have been ''very vocal and highly instrumental'' in helping him to get the ball rolling! Soon to be released is his first instrumental CD entitled ''The Associate/Chapter One", with a few surprise ''co-conspirators'' to be named in due time. He has completed it and is currently working on a second project that is slated to include quite a few vocalists from amongst his current cohorts. Highly thankful for his journey musical and otherwise, Wayne never forgets that we are, and all is "Nothing Without God"! Bless!
1995 Christmas Like Never Before Allen & Allen Guitar
1996 Masters Peace John Amato Acoustic Guitar
2002 Serious Praise Freda Battle Guitar
2003 Go with the Flow Walter Beasley Guitar
2004 Made It After All Clarence Powell Guitar
2005 Let's Have A Good Old Time (ft. Kirk Whalum) Elan Trotman Guitar
2006 City Life: Underground New York City Soul Music (Native New Yorkers Soul Mix) Shadowkings Guitar
2007 Ready for Love Walter Beasley Guitar
2009 It's About Time Athene Wilson Guitar
2009 Magic Of The Night Curtis Henderson Guitar
2010 Sax Meditations I Walter Beasley Acoustic Guitar
2010 Keep On Pushing Leon Beal Guitar
2010 Live: In The Groove Walter Beasley Guitar
2010 Soul Of A Woman Ashanti Munir Acoustic & Electric Guitar
2011 Gift Of Song Darlene Wynn Bass & Guitar
2011 Rock Your World Pfeva Guitar
2012 Be Still Joy Hill Acoustic & Electric Guitar
2012 Indie Soul United Various Artists Guitar
2013 Live: In The Club Walter Beasley Guitar
2013 Vision Mt. Calvary Baptist Acoustic & Electric Guitar
2014 Sax Meditations II Walter Beasley Guitar
2014 Indie Soul United 2 Various Artists Guitar
2014 The Heartbeat Lil John Roberts Acoustic Guitar
GEAR and ENDORSEMENTS
This is the equipment and technology
I use to get my trademark tones and will have videos of me demonstrating how I use it. Links to the company websites will be provided (I need to contact them about endorsement deals too)...