Mike Jones – Piano
Ken Walker – Bass
Drew Heller- Drums
Mike Jones performs music from what’s become known as the Great American Songbook for more people each year than any jazz pianist in the world. Really. This is because, as music director for the enduringly popular Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas and other venues across the globe, he plays these classic standards in the “warm-up” hour – and during and between the onstage magic – for the millions of visitors who attend the show. In a career spanning four decades, Jones has wowed audiences with his virtuoso skills and stylistic flair – nowhere to greater acclaim than at the sold-out houses in New York that marked Penn and Teller’s 2015 six-week return to Broadway. Mike Jones plays the piano as if had more than 88 notes and as if each of his fingers were Usain Bolt.
“The most remarkable pure technique of any piano player working in jazz today…” Neil Tesser, Chicago Music
“The great living mainstream monster of jazz piano.” Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News “Mike is magnificent. There’s simply no other way to describe his playing.” Marc Myers, JazzWax and The Wall Street Journal
“Magician’s hands aren’t quicker than the eye, but Jonesy’s fingers might be.” Penn Jillette, Penn & Teller
“one of the true living geniuses of swing piano” Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist