Tony Jones aka Tony “TNT” Jones is a superb and versatile Philadelphia-bred, bassist and composer. He plays acoustic upright bass, as well as electric bass guitar. He plays Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Blues, and Jazz Fusion with the same intensity, artistry and wonder. Tony began his musical path at just five years old, playing around the neighborhood with a 12 piece percussion group. Soon, he found a love for the bass and began his life long relationship with the instrument. At 15 years of age, Tony Jones began to play with recording artists from Philadelphia International Records.
Since those early days, Tony Jones has traveled all over the world, performing and sometimes, living in cities like Istanbul, Cologne, Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Paris and others. He has performed or recorded with a diverse array of artists including Nina Simone, Billy Paul, and Grover Washington Jr., Sister Sledge, Sonny Stitt, Norman Connors, The Blue Notes, Buddy Guy, Red Rodney, Eartha Kitt, Larry Coryell, Pacquito d’Rivera, Taj Mahal, Angela Bofield, Esther Phillips, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Big Mama Thornton, Pharoah Sanders, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws and others.