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Roger L. Jones II is a native of Flint Mi.  Since 1989 he has worked professionally with various artists in the USA, Japan, and Turkey.   Roger cites his influences as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner.  After graduating from high school, Roger attended Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin Ohio.  While attending Oberlin, Roger’s understanding and musicianship grew exponentially.  Many performance opportunities were afforded, and his reputation grew.  Since this time, Roger has performed and “sat in" with various musical icons associated with jazz and other musical styles.  Some of these individuals include Wynton Marsalis, Joe Henderson, Wallace Roney, and JJ Johnson to name a few. 

Roger is one of the most  cutting-edge band leaders of his time.  His band, “Roger Jones & Higher Calling” is comprised of phenomenal musicians dedicated to inventing fresh and innovative ways to approach the execution of music.  Mixed with a soulful and modern approach, the music of this band is innovative, relevant to the current generation, and swings ridiculously hard.  It is not a mystery why Roger L. Jones II is heralded as one of the most explosive and innovative pianists of his generation. 

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