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Chris Jones

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There are at least three artists with this name - a musician born in Reno, Nevada; a singer, producer, writer and former fashion model, who is the brother of Grace Jones; and a New Zealand musician:

1) Christopher Paul Jones, credited on albums as Chris Jones, (November 11, 1958 - September 13, 2005) was an American musician (guitars, vocals) and composer. He was born in Reno, Nevada, but lived in Germany ever since he had joined the U.S. Army for three years.

At the age of five, Jones began playing the guitar. A few years later, he decided to become a professional musician and when he was 11 years old, he got admitted to a program at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. There he discovered the idol of his younger years, Johann Sebastian Bach, to whom he dedicated his Sonata in D. For this sonata, Jones was awarded the conservatory’s Young Composer of the Year award.

Shortly thereafter, he discovered the blues and started listening to Robert Johnson, James Taylor and Little Feat.

In 1976, Jones joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Adenine’s, Germany. During this time, the foundation for his musical career in Europe was laid. Over the following decades, he played guitar on albums of artists like Sara K., Allan Taylor and Reinhard Mey. He also toured and recorded solo and with the Blues harp musician Steve Baker.

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