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24min   |   English   |  Igal Hecht

JW-Jones is a Canadian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader. He is a Juno Award nominee (2015), Billboard magazine Top 10 Selling artist, and winner of the International Blues Challenge for "Best Self-Produced CD Award" for his release High Temperature in 2017 and Best Guitarist in 2020. In his interview, we explore the world of Blues and Jazz and its connection and roots to gospel church music.  Jones was the first artist signed to the Northern Blues Music label in Toronto and released his first six recordings with the label. 


Jones has also worked with Ruf Records in the USA, and Blind Pig Records. He has released nine studio albums and one live album. He has played in 23 countries on four continents and continues to tour extensively. Jones, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, has performed at blues festivals, theatres, and clubs in Canada, the USA, Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, and Brazil.

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