From graduating in 1998 at Kingston University with a BA Hons in Music, Dean Jones has been writing music for publishers ever since.
With now over 200 publications at present to his name and compositions on numerous CDs and DVDs, Dean has enjoyed a successful decade as a frequent contributor of both instrumental and vocal music for artists and publishing houses across the globe.
His piece for brass band entitled Glorifico Aeternum (2003) was performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London in July 2004 and since then, the piece has been performed in major concert halls around the world. Supremacy (2006) was the title track of the International Staff Band’s CD recording in 2007 and pieces such as El es el Senor, Faithful God, Processional and Night before battle, have also proved popular in the brass band repertoire. Two recent major works, Validus Deus and Vista were recently recorded by the North York Temple Salvation Army band and featured during their UK tour in May 2013. In September 2014, it was a great privilege for Dean to have his test piece ‘An English Pastorale’ announced as a Regional Brass Band Championships set work for the 4th section contests in 2015. The Royal Albert Hall was again the scene for 2 brand new works at ‘Christmas with the Salvation Army’ in November 2014, – ‘A Christmas Fanfare’ for Cornets and Trombones, and an original setting of ‘O Holy Night’ for vocal soloist Stuart Pendred with the backing of full brass band, two choirs and pipe organ.
Dean is married to Emma (2007) and they have 2 young sons and reside in Berkshire, England. As a Christian family, they actively attend local church and run a group called Salvation Brass (2008) who minister 4 times a year and in 2014, recorded their debut CD recording, entitled ‘Delight!’.