Originality from Detroit, MI, Ibrahim Jones is a graduate of Cass Technical High School and attended & studied music education at Wayne State University. While at Cass, Mr. Jones was honored an Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (M.S.B.O.A) award as the top high school bassist in the state. Mr. Jones recently won a Detroit Black Music Award (D.B.M.A) as the 2012 “Bass Player of the year” & was a nominee for “Musician of the year” in 2011. With over 20 years of experience playing and studying Acoustic and Electric Bass, Mr. Jones has studied under Marion Hayden, Don Maybarry, Ralph Armstrong, Ray McKinny, and former DSO bassist John Kennedy. Mr. Jones is also the son of jazz trumpet great, Felton Jones. Ibrahim has performed workshops with Frank Foster, Marcus Roberts, & Herb Ellis.
Mr. Jones has served as the bassist in Oprah Winfrey’s Broadway hit show “The Color Purple”, “Christmas with the Rat Pack”, “Aint’ Nothin’ but the Blues”, “Rebirth of the Cool” as well as Music Director of many Detroit plays “Ain’t Ms. Behavin” and “Sarah, Ella, & Pops” with PlowShares and Bores Head theater companies.
Having toured and performed in jazz, R&B, and gospel bands, Mr. Jones has worked with a host of world renowned musicans that include Roy Ayars, Randy Brecker, K-Jon, Freda Payne, Mary Wilson, Diane Schuur, Jason Marsalis, James Carter, The Three Mo’ Tenors, Marcus Belgrave, Carla Cook & Benny Golson. Mr. Jones was also filmed & the bassist for Sony’s major motion pictures 2012 remake of the movie “Sparkle” staring Whitney Houston & Jordan Sparks; Playing behind many major R&B/Pop recording artist in the film such as Cee Lo Green, Jordan Sparks, Goapele, & many others. Ibrahim currently performs and records with a number of artists and is currently working on albums with trumpeter Rayse Biggs, saxophonist Dave McMurry, R&B recording artist K-Jon, & Detroit Music Award winner Jazz/R&B vocalist, Sky Convington. Mr. Jones has also taught music at Plymouth Educational Center & Youth Ville Arts School of Detroit. Mr. Jones plays for Trinity Baptist Church of Pontiac.
Mr. Jones greatest musical influences have been his father Felton Jones, John Pattituchi, Stanly Clark, Marcus Miller, and Ralph Armstrong.