Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Beat

Just finished working on the live soundtrack for Ben Owen's film 'White Beat'.
Performed live at Bath Spa University, the film involves Bristol and it's City Museum.
The man on the bike is played by Ben Trinkle.
The soundtrack featured here was created from three different improvised live passes.

Musicians were - Matthew Lovett- Tina Hitchens and Paul Jones

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Things Make Electric at The Experimentica Festival

The latest  from T.M.E and our ongoing pursuits in the field….

Things Make Electric at Experimentica 2011: Chapter, Oct 14th 11.00pm
This live performance comprises improvised music and visuals; the idea being that each influences the other in order to develop and learn a common language of improvisation and thereby generate a new set of responses for the audience.
Drawing inspiration from Jacques Attali who said that ‘the only worthwhile researchers are undisciplined ones’ and from interdisciplinary work by the likes of Black Mountain experimentalists Cage and Cunningham, TME is a multisensory experience, where sound, images and light create sensations that are greater than the sum of their parts.
TME are Matthew Lovett Ben Owen Tina Hitchens Paul Jones.

More info here..

Things Make Electric at Experimentica 2011

Dots.filmband Tour... 'Shortcuts'

Its taken us two years but we are finally taking the Dots.filmband project on tour around wales for six shows. Showcasing new animated and live action short films by welsh Filmmakers, we will be performing soundtracks specially written by Dots. for each film....
Performances include Aberystwyth Arts Centre OCT 21st, SWN Festival @ Chapter Arts Centre OCT 22nd and Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead Oct 23rd..... come along!!

See info below for more details.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Brecon Jazz 2011 - Jazz Summer School/Paula Gardiner Trio + Paul Jones

Playing with Paula Gardiner  at this years Brecon Jazz Festival on August 13th.
Its a double bill with the students as we have all been working as tutors on the new RWCMD Junior Jazz Summer School.

Here are the details below...

Event 12 • Saturday 13 August 2011, 12pm • Venue: Pembertons Stage, Christ College


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 
A celebration of all jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, including a talented line-up of our younger players from the Summer School (aged 8–18), Junior Jazz and current/graduating students. 

There will be a 15-minute interval between sets. 

Paula Gardiner Trio (with special guest Paul Jones) 
More information at

Duration 120 mins.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Paul Jones Trio with Tony Kofi March 18th @ The Open Hearth

Playing with Tony Kofi at the excellent Open Hearth venue in Torfaen,South Wales.
Looking forward to this one.
See info below for more info on Toni and the gig....
Line up:
Saxes: Tony Kofi
Piano: Paul Jones
Drums: Mark O'Connor
Bass: Aidan Thorne

We welcome stellar saxophonist Tony Kofi to the club. Tony is a former Jazz Warrior and mastermind behind the now legendary performance at the 2003 London Jazz Festival which saw his quartet perform the entire written repertoire of Thelonius Monk. Tony has recently recorded an album, on tenor sax, with Ornette Coleman, a true living legend, 80 years old, read and listen HERE. Tony is a player of phenomenal technique and dazzling skill. The fabulous Paul Jones trio will play with Tony. £7/9

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bock a Da Bock Jam Night at Dempseys Jazz Club

A New Jazz Jam Night at Dempseys Jazz Club in Cardiff. A place for Jazz musicians to play music and hang out on the last Monday of every month. For this first outing we have the excellent Osian Roberts joining us to get this first event kicked off with a bang, then a different guest every month.
Try out new ideas and jam on selections of tunes with the experienced house trio conprising of Paul Jones - Piano, Mark O'Connor - Drums, Aidan Thorne - Bass, plus guest artists every month.

Get in touch to find out more about playing and getting involved with expanding Cardiff's Jazz Community.

For more info on BOCK A DA BOCK go to the Facebook Community page at

Tuesday, January 18, 2011



Playing at Torfaen Jazz Society 
(now at the Open Hearth, few yards further down the lane from the old one) Friday 21st Jan at 9.00pm.

Best come early small intimate venue.
For more info on Pete and his illustrious career go here 

Alto Sax: Peter King
Piano: Paul Jones
Drums: Mark O'Connor
Bass: Aidan Thorne