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Sonoma County Guitarist - Robert Jones


Robert Jones - Northbay Favorite Guitarist

Robert Jones has been a favorite guitarist in the Northbay area for some time now. Robert was born in New York City. When he was 8, his family relocated to the Southern part of Spain. At the age of 13, he began playing the guitar. Robert's unique style of playing can be traced back to those years in Spain where he immersed himself in a variety of styles including rock, pop, jazz fusion, classical and flamenco. By the age of 16, Robert played with several bands in clubs and bars throughout Southern Spain, in the towns ofTorremolinos, Malaga, and Fuengirola.

At the age of 17, he moved back to New York and began working as an assistant type director for a number of large advertising agencies and music took a back seat for a while. Sonoma County Guitarist Robert Jones

By the end of the 1980s, he quit his job in New York and relocated to California to pursue his first love, music, and it has been at the forefront of his life ever since. In 1991, he expanded upon his musical career by adding teaching to his many musical endeavors. Currently, his studio is located at 2314-B Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, where he gives guitar lessons. He is excepting new students. 

Today Robert is active as an instructor, composer and performer. He's been performing solo acoustic guitar at several venues including coffee shops, wineries, weddings, and corporate events in and around The Bay Area. Robert's distinctive interpretations on acoustic guitar often propel well-known melodies into new exciting directions. Audiences are fascinated by his innovative use of the looping technique, a process that creates the lush sound of 2 or 3 guitars being  played at once (for audio-video samples and gig dates:

Additionally, he is playing electric guitar again and is now lead guitarist with HOT ZONE, a Sonoma County funk-rock band.  (see them at  Rio Nido Roadhouse, from 6-10 pm on Oct. 1st)

But whether Robert is playing his acoustic guitar solo, or his electric guitar with his band, he always offers a refreshing style that combines the familiar with a new twist, pleasing listeners and showcasing the talents of a master musician.

"As my introduction to formal training, Robert Jones was always sensitive to my musical needs and inspired me to have the confidence to move forward in my music" JULIAN LAGE, Internationally known jazz guitarist, instructor and EmArcy Records recording artist.

"... We asked Robert to perform at several Chamber Events this past year, and we found him to be very adaptable to each event. You can really depend on Robert to take the time to make sure that you get what you want and he takes care to please the crowd. If you desire a special and unique sound or familiar tunes, his professionalism shines through."  JANET ROGERS, Director of Special Events/Membership Leadership Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

For bookings or lessons, please call Robert at 707-291-7203 or email at