An eclectic, tight, clean sounding band. The ensemble sound is very contemporary, and the charts are diverse. The Jones Factor is great!” - Jeff Holmes, Professor Jazz studies, UMass Amherst
The John Fumasoli / Jones Factor unit is a tight one. Love the arrangement of the YellowJackets "Man in the Moon". Overall, the Trombone shines and the arrangements are first-class. A nice organic offering from John and the gang.” - Bob Baldwin

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Roger Ball To Headline Rye Arts Center Jazz Event | The Rye Daily Voice 9/1/12 1:26 PM Roger Ball To Headline Rye Arts Center Jazz Event by Anna Helhoski Events 08/29/12 Comment RYE, N.Y. – Hot jazz standards, high energy funk and R&B will set the mood for the "September Sound Explosion" on Sept. 28 at the Rye Arts Center, featuring Roger Ball, co-founder of the Scottish funk group Average White Band. Ball, co-founder, former band member and writer of Average White Band’s hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” will perform with the John Fumasoli/Bill Harris sextet. Ball’s arranging and performing credits include work with Badfinger, Elton John, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, as well as Michael and Randy Brecker. “When John invited me to play with his group, I didn’t hesitate because I know that he always plays with awesome musicians and enjoys an interesting blend of jazz and funk,” Ball said in a statement. “Roger and I go back quite a ways musically and personally as I taught his son in middle school band and worked with him both on an 'Average White Band' album and shortly after on his own project called 'Street Struttin' in 1995,” Fumasoli said in a statement. “Ever since then we have done various gigs together, live and recorded. The playing has been strong, always with a great vibe.” Seating is limited. To buy tickets, visit or call 914-967-0700. Tickets are $15 for Roger Ball, co-founder of Average White Band, will appear at The Rye Arts Center on Sept. 28 for “September Sound Explosion” with the John Fumasoli/Bill Harris sextet. Photo credit:Kevin Rabito file:///Users/John/Desktop/Roger%20Ball%20To%20Headline%20Rye%20Arts%20Center%20Jazz%20Event%20%7C%20The%20Rye%20Daily%20Voice.html Page 1 of 2Roger Ball To Headline Rye Arts Center Jazz Event | The Rye Daily Voice 9/1/12 1:26 PM adults, $10 for seniors and students. The Rye Arts Center is located at 51 Milton Road in Rye. file:///Users/John/Desktop/Roger%20Ball%20To%20Headline%20Rye%20Arts%20Center%20Jazz%20Event%20%7C%20The%20Rye%20Daily%20Voice.html Page 2 of 2” - Anna Helhoski

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A tight well arranged, musical group. Exciting and inspiring!” - Brian Torff, director of Jazz Studies Fairfield University/Grammy Award winning bassist
That band is a good band! A serious ensemble , excellent, outstanding original music, and a refreshing, exciting sound.” - Phil Bowler

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You and THE JONES FACTOR are simply tops beyond known vocubularial devision, and I hope y'all had even half the fabulous time you gifted everyone else. Edwin Taylor, after concert at The First Congregational Church, Ridgefield, Ct.” - Edwin Taylor
JOHN FUMASOLI AND THE JONES FACTOR blow roof off of RAC! Once again John Fumasoli and the Jones Factor blew the roof off the Rye Arts Center! On April 29, a 10 piece "bog band" featuring some of N.Y.'s finest musicians playing swing to modern jazz, performed to a capacity crowd at the Rye Arts Center. Back for a third time this little "big band" concert, with it's dueling saxophones and intricate soloing, was a stellar success. A broad range of ages were in attendance-children as young as 3 months were seen "rockin in the cradle", while those who were around in the "Golden Age of Jazz", were "rockin in their chair." The band played original and standard jazz selections from jazz greats including: Gillespie, Shorter, Corea, Mendes and Brecker. ” - staff

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T h e JONES FACTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Reiss/Pearl Productions    Email:        Phone: 914-656-6064                 (Newtown, CT) The Jones Factor is coming to the Alexandria Room at Newtown’s Edmond Town Hall as part of the Town Hall Music series on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM.  Drawing on the incredible talents of nine world-class musicians, The Jones Factor creates a musical tapestry with every note.  Founded in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli, the ‘little’ big band fills the gap between a trombone septet and a traditional big band… and then adds their own unique twist. Further information about the band may be found at: The Jones Factor stop in Newtown is being produced by Pearl Productions as a part of the new Town Hall Music series. Tickets are $25 may be purchased online at or at  ” - Lisa Reiss

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John Fumasoli and the Jones Factor Featuring: Tony Kadleck, Scott Wendholt, Dave Anderson, Jay Brandford, Don Mulvaney, Rob Aries, Bill Harris, Don Hayward, Janet Lantz Thursday 1/16/14 one set 8:15, $10-cover ShapeShifterLab 18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn, NY 11215 Live Stream for the show at:” - J.F.

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