John Fumasoli has had a distinguished career as a performer and music educator. With over 45 years in the “biz” he has experienced great joy recording with Jeff Golub, the Average White Band, Marion Meadows, Bobby Baldwin, Robby Dupree, Shelby Lynne, Jose’ Feliciano, Roger Ball, Brian Torff’s Thunderstick, his own group “The Jones Factor” and over 50 recordings for “Pocket Records”. In addition, John has performed in concert with Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Diana Ross, the Rippingtons, the Gil Evans Band, BB King, Cab Calloway, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Sammy Davis Jr. Johnny Mathis. Chieli Minucci, John Tropea, and Robbie Dupree, to name a few. At present he is on the faculty of Fairfield University where he teaches Jazz History. John has numerous compositions and arrangements published and writes regularly for the Jones Factor. In addition, Fumasoli leads the Jones Factor, his 10 piece jazz ensemble which recently completed their third album, "The Time Is Now!".