John Fumasoli, trombonist, bandleader, and teacher is a musicians’ musician. He has performed with such artists as; Gerry Mulligan, Tony Bennett, Cab Calloway, John Tropea, Gerry Niewood, The Rippingtons, Chieli Minucci, The Gil Evans Band, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton, Sammy Davis Jr., Melissa Manchester, Steve Lawrence/Eddy Gormet, and many others. In addition, Mr. Fumasoli has recorded with; The Average White Band, Bobby Baldwin, Robbie Dupree, Jeff Golub, Marion Meadows, Jose’ Feliciano, Shelby Lynn, Brian Torff’s New Duke, and as a leader with his own group, The Jones Factor. He has over 35 Karaoke albums for Pocket Records to his credit and has done T.V. and radio jingles including; Montel Williams, Westinghouse, Nabisco Air Thins, Comedy Night America, and Connecticut National Bank.
The Jones Factor has just released its 3rd album “The Time is Now” and it has been well received.
Arrangements and orchestrations of quality that can remind us of the great ensembles (without the strings) of Oliver Nelson, Lalo Schifrin or Issac Eyes. The album, easy listening, is rich with blues, funk and jazz influences.” -Thomas Houbron, for Couleurs Jazz Radio 8/22
This release is outstanding!! -Ed Smith jazznow94.3 7/28/22
The Time Is Now…a palette of colorful arrangements, tasteful solos and engineered beautifully. -Scott Wenzel Mosaic Records 4/14/22
To hear the Jones Factor in full flow, try ‘Those City Ways’. The Ed Bonoff tune plays out at almost eight minutes and is essentially seven solos held together by Robert Aries’ piano. It’s a delightful throwback to the great days of the big bands, even though the Jones Gang describe themselves as “the little big band”. For a “little” band, they make a big sound! –Soul and Jazz and Funk, 7/15/22 Bill Buckley UK
John Fumasoli & The Jones Factor have created with The Time Is Now an album for all those who love fine-tuned Big Band sound in a contemporary context. –Hans-Bernd Hulsmann Smooth Jazz Daily, Germany 7/28/22
O’s Notes: The Jones Factor is a talented Jazz Collective that was formed in 1986 by trombonist and bandleader John Fumasoli. Bassist Dave Anderson plays with soulful strides on “Pools” including a fine solo from Scott Wendholt (flugelhorn). They get spiritual on “When He Calls” with Anderson and Bill Harris (t-sax) trading melodies. We also enjoyed “Hall of Mirrors” featuring Chieli Minucci (g), the cool jazz vibe on “All That I Need”, and the fresh arrangement of “Summertime”. The Time Is Now is a can’t-miss! -D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place Jazz Magazine 10/22
Mr. Fumasoli’s teaching experience includes over forty years in The Fairfield Public Schools as a band director, and in addition he has been on the faculty of Fairfield University for the past twenty five years where he teaches jazz history. John has been a clinician at the prestigious Fairfield University Summer Jazz Camp, continues to teach privately where he has had numerous all-state students, and is busy performing, and writing music in the Metro-N.Y. area.
CONTACT: John Fumasoli 914-772-0885 cell
The Time Is Now is available on world-wide streaming channels here: Hear Now
The Time Is Now CD’s are available here: https://johnfumasoliandthejonesfactor.com/store-cd-s-here