The Jones Factor Lite

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The Jones Factor, sextet version, was formed in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli. Looking for something smaller than a big band, and larger than his trombone septet, which featured Eddie Bert and a teenager named Joey Calderazzo, Fumasoli decided to embark on a project that can best be described as “front burner/back burner” with the instrumentation of a pared down big band, and the addition of French horn. Early on the group had a steady Wednesday night gig in Stamford Ct. for nearly two years at a place called Pauline’s, on Atlantic St. and the venue was a great room for musicians and writers including Lonnie Smith and Melvin Sparks. The Jones Factor (at the time called the Jazz Collective) welcomed numerous writers and musicians and was a collective for musicians in the area for performing, writing and networking. Towards the end of the stint at Paulines, trumpeter Tony Kadleck brought his original chart to the band “The Jones Factor” hence the name change. Over the years the book has grown to over a hundred charts covering many different styles including Bop, Hard Bop, Latin, Blues, Funk and Hip Hop. The unique instrumentation allows for a great variety of textures, colors and sounds and the diversity of its players makes for exciting performances. The Jones Factor has put out three CD’s “Collective Jazz” and “Blast From the Past” and the bands third recording “The Time is Now” was released 7/13/22. The band is currently working on its fourth recording to be released this spring, 2024.

Jones Factor Lite 

A Power House of Jazz, Soul & Serious Funk!

The Lite, Sextet Version, of The Popular 10 Piece the Jones Factor! Performing The Hottest Jazz With A Serious R&B, Soul And Funk Edge.

Same Full Flavor With Only 1/2 The Calories!


John Fumasoli, Trombone, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader 

(Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Diana Ross, John Tropea)

Bill Harris – Saxophones, Flute

(Paul Shaffer, The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Sam Moore),

Chris Pasin – Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Jack McDuff, Roland Vazquez)

Rob Aries – Piano

(Average White Band, Bill Evans, John Scofield, Liza Minelli),

John Menegon – Bass 

(Dewey Redman, David “Fathead” Newman, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, John Hicks, Yoron Israel, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Joel Frahm, Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, Nick Brignola, Jimmy Cobb, Al Foster, Slide Hampton, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano)

Tyger MacNeal – Drums

(Average White Band, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Tops, Jose Feliciano)

“Even though the Jones Gang describe themselves as “the little big band”. For a “little” band, they make a big sound!” Soul and Jazz and Funk, 7/15/22 Bill Buckley UK

“When you just sit back and let real players do some real playing, the results can be awesome—like they are here.” Midwest Record  Chris Spector 7/9/22

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