Arlington Jones




Arlington "Ollie" Julius Jones II was born June 15, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois to Arlington and Myra Jones.  His parents not only raised him in a solid family with strong, Christian values, but they also introduced Arlington to music.  Arlington began studying and playing the piano nearly twenty years ago. 

 In 1995, Arlington received a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  In 1997, he completed a Master of Music in Music Performance at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.  He trained under the direction of Dr. James Polk, former musical director for the legendary Ray Charles.  In 1998, he studied with Bernard Wright, acclaimed composer and keyboardist for various artists in the music industry including Roberta Flack.

          Arlington started playing professionally during his early years at Texas Tech.    Some of his mentors include Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Joe Sample, and Duke Ellington.  Over the years, he has been granted the privilege to play with Kirk Whalum, DeDe Warwick, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, David "Fathead" Newman, Frank Foster, and more.

          Arlington presently works in several facets of the music industry. Since 1997, he has been working as a professor for Cedar Valley College, instructing theory, jazz composition/arranging courses, and private piano lessons. Arlington operates a music service contracting business called Zamaria Musick Company. He plays frequently with his band, The Arlington Jones Trio (established in 1998). This group has received acclaims and recognition for their smooth and versatile playing style. He is also the pianist/keyboardist for saxophonist, Tom Braxton (Braxtonian Music) and bassist, Wayman Tisdale (Warner Brothers).

           Recently Arlington started his own publishing company and record label, Zamaria Records (divisions of Zamaria Musick Company). He also has a piano duet instruction book located here. He has composed and arranged well over 200 songs to date.

With all the great challenges facing musicians today, one of Arlington's goals is to help other musicians and people everywhere understand that music is intended to be life-changing, uplifting, and comforting to the soul.

Arlington shares that," When I think about the music I play and what happens when it is performed, I realize I am not creating it all with my own strength. It is true that I must spend countless in practice and preparation, but there is a, "spiritual" aspect to music that I do not totally control. I have come to understand that God causes people to be encouraged, uplifted, happy, reflective, healed, blessed, or whatever they need when they listen to His music."

 Arlington is married to Hope Nicole, and they have one beautiful daughter, Christian Joelle.  He and his family live in Arlington, Texas.

                                                      Move The Heart                              Solo Sessions


Comin' And Goin'

Ronnell's Not Sad

Timing Is Everything

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

 The Author And The Source


King David's Groove

Sounds Like True Religion

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