What Happened to Do Unto Others?

July 10th, 2016 § Comments Off on What Happened to Do Unto Others? § permalink

You Make Me Want To Cry – (Godley & Creme)

Really low volume – careful! Followed by some awesome 80’s songs!

Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends for the Grammy’s!

July 7th, 2016 § Comments Off on Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends for the Grammy’s! § permalink

The Meninos Do Morumbi album is the best album I have ever produced, and one that I am immensely proud of on all levels. The contributions of my music friends to help make this a real work of art can not be overstated!

Richard Martinez, and our benefactor John Tu, who together created the Music is Hope Foundation, with the specific goal of benefitting Meninos Do Morumbi’s dream to become self sufficient, have contributed beyond reproach.

Sometimes timing doesn’t work out. Anyone who has been in the music business for any amount of time will attest to that statement! Our plan was to make great music, and encourage all organizations to visit the school in Brazil, and hire the kids to perform and spread the good cheer of Brazilian music and friendship.

Last year (2015), we tried to enter the Meninos & Friends album in the Grammy’s. For some reason, unbeknowst to us, the Grammy people called us at the last moment, and said we should wait a year, and do it properly! Wow! What can I say? I thought we had enough celebrity and reality to deserve a chance in the contest.

So, here we are. One year later. One year wiser. One or two pounds heavier! Will you please have a listen to this awesome album and do everything you can do to help us get noticed this year?

Thanks!

Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends - Released September 30, 2015

Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends – Released September 30, 2015

 

 

Don’t Give Up!

June 8th, 2016 § Comments Off on Don’t Give Up! § permalink

Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends - Released September 30, 2015

                Meninos Do Morumbi & Friends

 

A year ago today we were finishing off the lovely Peter Gabriel song, Don’t Give Up, featuring Alex Ligertwood and Emily Richards, for the Meninos do Morumbi & Friends album, that also features, Julian Lennon, Richie Kotzen, Alan Frew, Gary O, Terry McDermott, Gary Twinn, Gene Anderson, Barnett O’Hara, and yours truly.

It’s not too late to Buy the CD or Download the Album, and help support Meninos do Morumbi through the Music is Hope Foundation!

Remembering Tohuku 3.11

March 11th, 2016 § Comments Off on Remembering Tohuku 3.11 § permalink

Five years after the Tohoku Earthquake tragedy in Japan, “the fourth largest earthquake in history”. Our thoughts are still with the victims, who are still facing the gigantic task of rebuilding their homes.

The situation in and around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is as critical as it was in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Aerial photos show that very little has changed in four years. Long term solutions for the future are still being formulated.

HOPE(HD/字幕) – Nick Wood feat. Julian Lennon, Tetsuya Komuro, and BEYOND Tomorrow Students from SynTokyo on Vimeo.

Along with John JonesMichael Thompson and Randy Cooke. Produced by Nick Wood & John Jones.

This inspiring song is dedicated to supporting the ongoing recovery of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

iTunes Canada – iTunes Japan – iTunes USA – iTunes UK

All proceeds from the sale of the song and video will be donated to Beyond Tomorrow –  www.beyond-tomorrow.org.

Dear John (Lennon)

December 9th, 2015 § Comments Off on Dear John (Lennon) § permalink

One day, in 1999…


Written, Performed, Recorded & Produced by John Jones ©1999 john jones music
Drums by Mick Fleetwood

Meninos & Friends Mixing

May 3rd, 2015 § Comments Off on Meninos & Friends Mixing § permalink

Another song has been mixed by Skip Saylor and Ian Blanch for the Meninos & Friends project.

The latest song features Gene Anderson on vocals and Fred Mandel on lead guitar and piano.

Skip Saylor, Ian Blanch and John Jones in Skip's studio for Music is Hope Foundation.

 

Order in the Skating Vicar!

April 11th, 2015 § Comments Off on Order in the Skating Vicar! § permalink

And I thought it was a recurring nightmare I was having!

Emily & Meninos do Morumbi!

April 10th, 2015 § Comments Off on Emily & Meninos do Morumbi! § permalink

The beautiful voice of Emily Richards has been added to the Meninos do Morumbi & Friends album!

Emily is a piano playing singer songwriter who was the first artist to have 1 million downloads on MP3.com back in the 1990s! I produced it!

Emily as art, by j. jones

Gene Makes History

April 4th, 2015 § Comments Off on Gene Makes History § permalink

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…another awesome musician recording for Meninos!

Gene Poo Poo Man Anderson is the latest to join the star studded line up for the upcoming  Meninos & Friends album, for the Music is Hope Foundation.

Gene "poo poo man" Anderson

Alex and Meninos

April 4th, 2015 § Comments Off on Alex and Meninos § permalink

We’re getting close to finishing another song for the upcoming Meninos & Friends album, for the Music is Hope Foundation!

As I already mentioned, this one is with Alex Ligertwood. Awesome!

Richard Martinez, Alex Ligertwood and JJ.