Marcus Printup (Famed Composer and Trumpeter)

Marcus Printup (Famed Composer and Trumpeter)

"Melvin Jones is the real deal. He has done his homework in studying and having a keen understanding of the greats while possessing his own soulful and personal sound." 

Rodney Jordan (Famed Educator and Award-Winning Bassist)

Rodney Jordan (Famed Educator and Award-Winning Bassist)

"One of the most refreshing new voices on the scene!  His music is right on time!"

Ralph Peterson (Legendary Drummer and Bandleader)

Ralph Peterson (Legendary Drummer and Bandleader)

"Melvin Jones is one of the finest trumpet players I know. His versatility, from soloing to lead trumpet, always makes him an in demand musician."

Bill Summers (Grammy-Winning Percussionist & Bandleader)

Bill Summers (Grammy-Winning Percussionist & Bandleader)

"Melvin Jones is the essence of perfection. His sound is smooth polished  and sophisticated. He is a great educator and shares his gifts freely with up and coming young artists. My musical experiences with him over the years has been nothing other than stellar and I anxiously look forwards to working with him in the future. Miles is looking up at him smiling." 

Sonny Emory (Grammy-Winning Drummer & Bandleader)

Sonny Emory (Grammy-Winning Drummer & Bandleader)

"Melvin Jones is an exceptional talent on trumpet, it is indeed a pleasure to share the stage with such a consummate pro!"

Ben Tucker (Legendary Bassist, Composer, & Bandleader)

Ben Tucker (Legendary Bassist, Composer, & Bandleader)

"I've always enjoyed playing with Melvin, and I've always admired his imagination. He displays a rare combination of supreme intelligence and great emotional feeling when it comes to executing his talents and when it comes to playing jazz. In my book, he is the best.  I put Melvin beside the late Freddy Hubbard and the late Clifford Brown.  He is the GREATEST!"

Leon Anderson (Famed Educator and Award-Winning Drummer)

Leon Anderson (Famed Educator and Award-Winning Drummer)

“Mr. Melvin Jones has put together a great ensemble that represents homage to the foundations of jazz, as well as the beauty of the evolution of jazz…………  Great writing, great playing, great musicianship, great aggregation!"