Tina Jones has found her true voice! Her nearly 30 year music journey, exploring classical and jazz to disco and JUNO-nominated kids’ music, has finally resulted in an earthy and expressive dive into the world of Canadian folk music. The result is a unique blend of jazz and folk, played on the banjo in the clawhammer style with the addition of some of Western Canada’s finest jazz musicians. Whether playing solo at house concerts and small intimate venues or with a full band at Folk Festivals and Jazz Festivals, audiences are taking notice. With two releases as a singer songwriter, Tina continues to explore foundations of love, diversity, loss and resilience in her songs. Ever expanding and influenced by many Canadian jazz and folk icons, from Joni Mitchell to Joel Plaskett. In addition to being called “an incredible banjo player” (Orville Peck describing the banjo tracks on his JUNO Award Polaris Prize nominated album) Tina’s music is described as “a luxurious blend of acoustic folk, rolled in soul, seasoned with jazz” (Dave O Rama for BC Musician Magazine).
Tina lives on beautiful Gabriola Island in the unceeded teritory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.