Vincent Hugh Jones (born 24 March 1954) is an Australian jazz artist. He is a singer, songwriter, and trumpet and flugelhorn player. His music includes both original material and new contemporary versions of jazz standards. His themes are often love, inequity, injustice, peace and anti-greed.
Vincent Hugh Jones was born on 24 March 1954 in Paisley, Scotland. He is the second eldest of four children to John Jones and Mary (née Docherty); the family moved to Australia in April 1964 and lived in Wollongong. He attributes his love of jazz to hearing Miles Davis's album, Sketches of Spain, when he was about 14 and taught himself to play the trumpet. Jones began his career in 1974 in New South Wales as a bebop trumpet player on the club and jazz circuit.
In November 1981 Jones recorded his debut album, Watch What Happens, with John Bye producing at Richmond Recorders in Melbourne. Adrian Jackson of Jazz magazine touted Jones as the "new Melbourne jazz star" in June 1982.
In 1994, he contributed "A Song for You" for Kate Ceberanos 1994 album, Kate Ceberano and Friends.
He has sold more than 200,000 albums worldwide and still tours and performs regularly.
Currently he is living on the south coast of New South Wales, on the edge of the Royal National Park, and he teaches part-time at the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University.
On 25 May 2011, Vince appeared as a contestant in Episode #7.4 of music quiz show, Spicks and Specks.