Moses eats, sleeps and breathes music. Yeah, we can’t get him to sleep most nights, because he’d rather stay up and write music or work out that new arrangement or practice or do social media or close a deal on a venue or any number of music related projects. Does he work too much? Hell yes. But we can definitely argue that he is also having way too much fun. Born and raised in Defiance, OH, Moses started his music career as soon as he could ride a bike. It was natural progression as his father was a musician. Moses went on to play Baritone Sax for the Fabulous Jades in California and the High Country Brass Senior Drum Corps in Denver. New to Colorado, Moses quickly climbed the local music scene ladder and built one of the strongest drawing and regionally recognized dance bands, The Moses Jones Band. He’s back at it again with Colorado wedding band Mr. J and the Smooth Expressions. They are a 12- piece variety dance/party band that will make your feet beg you to get out on the dance floor. If you’re looking for something different for your event entertainment, then look no further than The Mash Masters. Mashups are created by taking contemporary and vintage songs from all genres and combining them to produce a unique and most definitely, danceable sound. Moses released his original work this year on a CD appropriately titled “Legendary”. Moses subscribes to the belief that bigger is better. His cover bands may be 12-piece, complete with a horn section, but his original band, Moses Jones Rock Funk Orchestra, is an 18-piece band. Ya, we thought you’d have to read that again. Be on the lookout for the Orchestra tour dates in 2015. If that isn’t enough to keep this all around, fun-loving guy busy, Moses works as an agent for Alpine Music Connection and Road Dawg Touring booking event entertainment, festivals, weddings, private events and more. Don’t forget he runs his own promotions and publicity company, MJ Entertainment. What a busy guy!!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
MOSES JONES: I am originally from Defiance, Ohio. I grew up in San Bernardino, California and now I reside in Denver, Colorado.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your musical background?
MOSES JONES: I started playing music at 5 years old. I started on flute but then learned Piano followed by four varieties of Saxophone: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone. I also learned to play Tuba, Baritone, Percussion, and Drums.

During High School joined the various school bands and at 17, I joined my first funk band, The Fabulous Jades. It was a 16-piece band and the big band format stuck with me through the years.

I started the Moses Jones band in 2009 and have since expanded, building the Mr. J & the Smooth Expressions band, the Moses Jones Quartet, the After Hours Crew band and the Moses Jones Rock Funk Orchestra. I have also been booking much local talent with Alpine Music Connection, which is a local booking agency and many national artists with Road Dawg Touring, a national blues booking agency for over 6 years. Overall, I have been playing music for 25+ years.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
MOSES JONES: My songs talk about life experiences. Every Song has a message that I think will relate to everyone. The songs on this CD talk about encouragement, love, fun, heartbreak and more. For instance the song titled “Legendary” talks about what you did to be great today; how people will remember you, and to keep moving forward. This song was written after my friend, colleague and co-writer, died of an aneurism at 25. It really made me think about what kind of impact each individual makes on others.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform? Why?
MOSES JONES: I love performing Funky Cruise off of the “Legendary” CD. I love performing it because it features the full 18-piece Rock Funk Orchestra and it always inspires the audience to get up and dance. It’s a medium tempo song that is very danceable and fun. Audiences everywhere appear to abandon their cares of the day, week, and year and enjoy the moment.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a musical career in music?
MOSES JONES: I was surprised to discover that if you have a clear vision and believe strongly in that vision, other people will get behind you and usually push you to where you need to go; be your rock. I realized you are never on your own if you try and don’t give up. People respect and admire tenacity. There are many avenues out there that will help you to progress your music career.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
MOSES JONES: Many artists had a large influence in my music because I grew up listening and enjoying their songs, styles and lyrics. I found myself incorporating styles from greats such as Willie Jones, Bobby Blue Bland, BB King, Earth Wind & Fire, Lakeside, Tyrone Davis, Boyz 2 Men, Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Laura Pausini, Elvis Crespo, Curtis Mayfield, and Sade. Music is my life; therefore I immerse myself into all styles. Nothing is off the board.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
MOSES JONES: My music is a mixture of R&B Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, and Neo-Soul with a touch of Latin. It’s such a diverse mixture that you’ll be wondering how all of it came together. You’ve got blues covered with Walk This Road Alone, deep funk with Shake It, smooth R&B in East Colfax, and a powerhouse, soulful attitude in I’m Outta My Mind. This is why we have created the genre: Rock Funk because it captures everything from blues, pop and everything in between.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
MOSES JONES: I stand out from other artists because of my diverse approach to music. I created songs that would relate to anybody regardless of race, style or age. I also perform with an 18-piece rock funk orchestra, which is very different from the artists today. We also have a fully choreographed show with custom wardrobes and more.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
MOSES JONES: I would love to see real bands come back playing live music instead of being canned with tracks. I would love to see the music of today mean something like it did in the past. Songs do not stick around for a long time anymore because of that reason. I would love to see musicians respecting other musicians and being good people to their fans.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
MOSES JONES: I am currently working on my 2nd CD. This CD will feature greats like Blues Hall of Famer- Bobby Messano, Grammy Nominated Saxophonist- Tony Exum, and Colorado Legend Hazel Miller among others. I am also working on a Christmas Album and a full Blues Album. We are hoping to release our 2nd CD by spring 2016 and our Christmas Album by December 2015.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MOSES JONES: I would like to start a trend to bring back the big bands. I want to allow people to feel my music and not just listen to it while the music creates beautiful memories for them. As music is so important in education, I plan to I start a music foundation to bring music back into schools.

In 10 years I see myself being a well known and well respected individual in the music industry. I see myself in the movies, TV Shows, performing in some of the biggest events around and holding a Grammy. I feel I have a lot to offer and could be a strong influence to other musicians and people. I want to encourage everyone that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
MOSES JONES: Everyone can check out Moses Jones at the links below. We hope that you enjoy our music!!

Connect with Moses Jones:
http://mosesjones.net
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/legendary4
https://plus.google.com/+MosesJones2013
http://facebook.com/mosesjonesofficial
https://twitter.com/mosesjonesalbum
https://www.youtube.com/user/camarro89

http://www.reverbnation.com/mosesjonesofficial

Contact Email: moses@mosesjones.net
Contact Cell Phone#: 720-266-8231

 

271 COMMENTS

  1. Moses Jones performed at our company party and I can tell you Moses Jones is the real deal!! Good Luck in your endeavors Moses!!

  2. Congratulations Moses. You have always worked hard and its good to see things paying off for you. Good Luck!

  3. Moses, I just listened to your music and I have to say it is wonderful. I would love to see one of your shows 1 day.
    Darlene`

  4. I love the song It’s Over. I just listened to it 5 times and cant get enough of it. I hope to hear more from Moses Jones!

  5. your are one of those blessed ppl whose work and fun are the same wish you all the best in your future goals great idea to bring back big bands

  6. I’ve seen and heard Moses perform. Such an amazing man! I love the sound and the energy in the performance! It draws you in!! So very talented! Great job Moses, so proud of you and your endeavors! Keep up all the amazing music and bands you’ve added to your list. God bless you!♡

  7. Moses has such a great sound … thoroughly enjoy his music. It’s vibrant. It draws you in and makes you want to listen to more.

  8. The talent is over flowing. He’s one of the most talented artists I know. And worth driving to see in the Springs from Denver. And yes I agree when does he sleep lol. If you haven’t checked him out you are missing out. Now just have to get the band in Seattle to take the Pacific Northwest by storm.

  9. Moses, It’s been a pleasure seeing the many talents that you possess. While you continue to amaze me, I wish you success in all of your endeavors.

  10. Moses is a uniquely gifted individual. Not just as a musician but as a person who is able to make magic by putting other musicians together into amazing groups. He brings out the best in the musicians he works with and it shows in every performance.

    Moses has accomplished big things in Denver and even greater things await.

  11. Awesome, wonderful article. it’s amazing to see you doing what you love and inspiring others at the same time.

  12. Moses Jones is a great performer. His music has been an integral part of my love of the Denver area for the past 5 years. He brings great joy when he plays and interacts with the audience. Talented does not give enough of a description of this man and how he plays with and without a band. Moses Jones’ music is simply euphonious!

  13. Moses Jones is a very talent musician. The love he has for his music is without a doubt, incredible. Love when he gets in the crowd while playing the saxophone and dances with everyone. Moses Jones, you are going to the top!!!!

  14. Moses is a true musical genius and I look forward to hearing the new CD. His talents reach far beyond the norm and I expect big things in the future from this guy.

  15. My husband and I met Moses Jones at a bar in Colorado Springs and was so impressed with him and his bans. Fortunately for us, we were in the beginning stages of planning our wedding and from the moment we heard him and the band, we knew HE WAS THE ONE we wanted to play at our wedding!
    We have been following him since and we are absolutely THRILLED that Moses Jones and the Smooth Expressions will be playing in one week ar our wedding!! He has been very fun to woek with. He is so professional, energetic, electryfing, and last but not least very TALENTED. We are so fortunate and blessed to have Moses and his band perform for our SPECIAL DAY!!!! LOVE HIM!!!

  16. Put on your dancing shoes and hold onto your weave ladies! This man and his music will have you moving and grooving from the moment you arrive until the last note is played – funky, non-stop, in-the-pocket sound that will tantalize your mind, body and soul! Get it Moses Jones!

  17. Check out our Fabulous cousin! Moses is the son of my Mother-in laws sister Donna. LOOKS like the musical talent runs in the family!! Moses Izear Jones we are so incredibly proud of you!

  18. Moses is the da man! If you love music then you will love him inside and out, Glad to call you a friend bro. Keep it rolling!
    JJ

  19. Congratulaions Moses! I’m truly excited for you. From the first time I met you I loved your drive and enthusiasm. You are a visionary and that’s important! I enjoyed the short time I was able to work with you. Keep up the good work. It’s beginning to payoff!!!!

  20. It has been a very long time since I have stepped out in Denver to listen to live music. After reading an impressive article of Moses Jones, and I do apologize as I have never heard his music….it is time! Playing the music…no tracks, that is true musicianship! Congrats on a great article and I wish you, Moses Jones, continued success.

  21. Moses Jones is fabulous! He is truly an inspiring man with so many talents, musically and otherwise! He is magical on his own but also does amazing collaborations with other artists. He is continuously moving forward and bring as many people as he can along with him! Moses is a huge force to be reckoned with! Be sure to catch his shows, if nothing else… do yourself a favor and download his music!

  22. Wonderful article! Have followed Moses since the early days,so proud to see his tenacity pay off. Looking forward to great things. Love the new CD!

  23. When everybody else complains about not having gigs this guys out working hard James Brown style promoting gigging practicing writing recruiting. I really like that he promotes live music and not a DJ and a couple guys with microphones claiming to be a band I don’t buy that either. Go Moses

  24. Moses Jones never disappoints! I have danced to his music for a few years now and love how he mixes it up. So happy he is being recognized for the amazing artist that he is!

  25. Moses is incredibly talented. A musician that delights people of all ages. Entertainment not to be missed. I’ve had the honor to work with Moses recently and can attest to his charming personality in addition to attention to details as well as his audience. I recommend everyone see his shows often. You won’t be disappointed!! Thanks Moses!!! Happy Birthday!!

  26. I love Moses Jones’ new CD ‘Legendary’. I put it on continuous play when I am working. It is so smooth and lovely. Often I stop on my favorite song, Walk this Road Alone, and just listen. Oh, that song is so good… but then the entire CD is so good. When I go to a Mr. J and The Smooth Expressions or Moses Jones Rock Funk Orchestra party, I can barely walk out of there because I’ve danced so long and hard (I’m old, you see). I cannot get off the dance floor because they are so awesome and their song list is so good. They kill me! But I love it! Moses, you are phenomenal!!!!

  27. Anyone who knows Moses Jones loves his music, his band, his personality, he brings life to your life with his music. Just when you think you’ve heard the best song of the night, he breaks out with another unbelievable song, you dont want the music to stop. God Bless you Moses in all that you do. Thank you for bringing joy of music into our lives. Your friend Geri Morales .

  28. Man I remember the first time I got to hear my brother’s music he is 1 of the best live musicians I have had the chance to listen to I am happy for you brother and look forward to more success oh yeah happy birthday

  29. Very talented! Moses is very dedicated to his passion of music. I’ve seen him live a few times. Very entertaining!!!!

  30. Bringing back the pageantry ! When someone loves what they do and put it all up on the stage with nothing held back something really special happens. Grateful for the music.

  31. Amazing life story. I love your music, I would love to see you play, if you play around town. You have a great variety and that’s what people love. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Moses is indeed on fire and wow, what an accomplished musician. Denver is very lucky to have him and his bands here in the city. I’m looking forward to hearing him at Herb’s in June 2015!

  33. Moses is a dedicated young man. When I met him I said to myself “Now here’s a guy that know what he wants to do and is working hard to get the job done”.
    With that level of dedication you cannot miss your mark.

    • Thanks Lee. I love your personality and that you didn’t mind sitting down with me and working on things with me to get better on Saxophone. Beautiful job on the sax solo on It’s Over

  34. Moses is a accomplished multi-talented Musician/Producer/Songwriter who has demonstrated his unique ability to lead and overcome adversity, a credit to the Industry.

  35. Moses story reminds me of a friends story growing up with music, a parent being a musican, having always felt it, being part of who they are, I think it makes for the best musicians.

    Moses is a new artist to me and from what he describes his music to be, “a mixture of R&B Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, and Neo-Soul with a touch of Latin.” I’m excited to hear it and share with friends.

    I love a soulful, funky and traditional Christmas CD, cant wait to hear it.

  36. If you’re looking for real music, and not noise compiled from the tracks of other musicians, then you cannot do better than Moses. He understands melodies, beats, and composition, and brings them to beautiful life!

  37. Moses has a great vibe and knows how to keep a crowd excited. He’s definitely the life of the party when it comes to entertaining!

  38. I read the article on Moses and then listen to the CD. I was impressed by your passion for music and it shows. Like the CD the last four tracks are my favorite. Has listen to the CD twice today. Keep doing what you are doing and may God bless.

  39. Way to go Moses!! I am so proud to be in your band! I am only sad that I have to miss 7 weeks this summer… Keep up the great work and I’ll see you soon!!!

  40. I have seen Moses 6 times and every show has been a blast. You have got to see Moses Jones Live. Its an experience!!

  41. I cant wait to hear Moses. When I heard his music online, I then knew I have to see him. I hope you get to Ohio soon.

  42. Moses, I just purchased Walk This Road Alone and I have to say this has become my favorite song. I will start sharing this song and others from you to all my friends. Congrats!

  43. Moses Jones is keeping live music and instrumentation “ALIVE”! A great music mind, musician, and entertainment genius. The world better watch out for Moses Jones!

  44. So Moses, What is it that you like about being interviewed? (he he) Good to see you getting your props, man. Keep on groovin’.

  45. I love Moses Jones because the songs really tell stories. These stories are something we all can relate too. I do appreciate the positivity in music as it is rare these days. I can really relate to the song “Legendary” as my mom recently passed and I drew strength and comfort from that.

  46. I wanna applaud for your effort and wanna appreciate your work which is really worthwhile and admirable. wish you all the very best.

  47. Moses Jones new CD “Legendary” should be playing everywhere. Its fantastic. Good Luck with your music Moses!

  48. I cant get Walk This Road Alone out of my head. That song is amazing. I also watched the video and I have to say this is star quality! Good Luck from Kansas!

  49. I just watched 6 of your videos and I have to say you are a true musician. I saw you playing drums, saxophone and keyboards. I wish you the best in your career!

  50. this guy’s great he has such energy. hopefully i’ll meet him one day, i live in london and want to be an artist more than anything.

  51. I have seen Moses Jones many times and I have to say, I can never get off of the dance floor. Congrats Moses!

  52. Moses Jones is a great talent that keeps aspiring others to do better in the business. We appreciate all of your hard work Moses!

  53. I love the live videos of your groups. They are very energetic! Do you ever come to Texas? We would love to see you here.

  54. Talk about a very well rounded human being, you would be talking about Moses Jones. He is all over the stage with his multi talented instrument playing. He is genuine in how he treats people. He just sends great vibes to his band members. What phenomenal group of talent. Gods blessing to you Moses.

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