Christopher Mark Jones speaks five languages and has been a professional basketball player, French professor, as well as a songwriter. His early musical itinerary included busking in Paris, the English folk club circuit, tours of Denmark and Holland, UK and European folk festivals, and radio appearances in London, followed by Boston-area clubs during an electric period. These days he enjoys playing festivals, clubs, small concert series and house concerts in formats ranging from solo to full band.
Jones often performs solo, venturing into the Midwest, Southeast and New England, as well as Pennsylvania. Near his Pittsburgh home, he can be heard in larger venues with the Roots Ensemble, including Eric Kurtzrock on drums and vocals, Vince Camut on guitar and pedal steel, and Mark Perna on bass. In Michigan he performs in an acoustic trio format with Dave Gillespie on guitar and vocals, and Greg Winters on fretless acoustic bass.
Recordings by Mr. Jones include "No More Range to Roam" (1978, remastered in 2010), "Heartland Variations", "Suburban 2-Step", "Atlantica" and "Incantations" (2017).
Jones will be performing on the Coffeyville Community College campus on Tuesday, October 17. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday humanities performances at CCC. The performances are free and held in the Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre.
For more information about the humanities project at CCC, please call 620-251-7700, ext. 2166.