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About Richard

Professional Violinist living in London. Playing in many different styles including Jazz, Pop and Classical.
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Richard Jones is an exciting, young British violinist recognised for his innovative sound and approach and adaptability in bringing the violin to life within a broad range of musical contexts. Born in Wales and now based in London, his musical upbringing was a diverse tapestry of experiences that ignited his passion for music and provided opportunity to explore and develop. He went on to study music in Bath, where he also took time out from education to play with acclaimed British blues band ‘Kill It Kid’ who recorded their debut album in Seattle and toured internationally for a number of years. Eager though to expand his understanding and abilities in Jazz, he concluded his formal education in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied their prestigious postgraduate Jazz program. Since completing his studies, Richard has immersed himself in the London jazz scene and has found a seat within a plethora of different bands encompassing a broad range of musical styles. It is this diversity of sound that Richard thrives on as a musician and his influences are ever evolving as he continues to play with new musicians and ensembles. Improvisation remains at the core of what he does and as a string player, Richard is always looking to push the boundaries of the instrument to new places. This has put him in regular demand as both a performer and studio musician, with recent involvement in projects lead by leading Jazz musicians including Christine Tobin, Mark Edwards, Robert Mitchel and Nicolas Meier.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas, Ambient, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Avant garde, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Marching, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, Funk, Covers, Motown, R&B, Tribute, Vintage, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Animateur
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Song list

Minor Swing
Swing 42
Isn’t She Lovely
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
All Of Me
After You’ve Gone
Pachelbel’s Cannon
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Viva la Vida
Take Five
I’ve got Rhythm
Bear Necessities
I’m a believer
Smooth Criminal
What a wonderful World
Somewhere Only We Know
Hey Ho
The Girl From Ipanema
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa


From customers:

David, 2 years ago

We felt so lucky to have you at our wedding anniversary party! You were such talented musicians. It was so lovely to hear our favourite tunes, which we would love to hear again someday!

Gemma A, 2 years ago

You were a true delight. We booked Richard and Matt to play at our woodland wedding where they wowed our guest before and after the ceremony. Thank you both for being a part of our day!