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Oliver Jones

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Oliver Jones had been in his fifties when he was discovered with the jazz globe. He had began playing piano when he was seven with nine, he examined with Oscar Peterson’s sister Daisy; the Peterson impact is still sensed in his design. Jones used show rings and caused pop vocalist Ken Hamilton (1963-1980), most of the time in Puerto Rico. It had been not really until he came back to Montreal in 1980 that he dedicated himself to playing jazz full-time. Because the middle-’80s, Oliver Jones offers recorded thoroughly for Justin Period and founded himself as a significant modern mainstream participant with amazing technique along with a hard-swinging style.

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Full Name Oliver Jones
Profession Actor, Composer, Organist, Music Arranger, Music Educator, Jazz Pianist
Nationality Canadian
Awards Juno Award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Music Songs Something For Chuck, Just For My Lady, Hymn To Freedom, Angel and Mr. Jones, Dance Again Diana, Gershwin Medley, Remembering Chris, Ballad For A Lonely Man, Up Jumped Spring, Stan Pat, Jordio, Blues for Helene, Tippin' Home from Sunday School, Late Afternoon Blues, In The Key of Geoff, Sigh of Relief, Lights of Burgundy, I Remember Clifford, We Will Love Again, Tetra Tetra, D For Doxas, The Saskatchewan Suite - Regina Sky, Lovely Lauren, The Saskatchewan Suite - Saskatoon Spirit, The Saskatchewan Suite - Prince Albert Sunrise, When Summer Comes, Museric Waltz, Fulford Street Romp, Without A Song, Josée's Blues, If I Were A Bell, Why Think About Tomorrow?
Albums Pleased To Meet You, Have Fingers, Will Travel, Live In Baden, From Lush to Lively, A Class Act, Speak Low, Swing Hard, The Many Moods of Oliver Jones, Just 88, Requestfully Yours, Northern Summit, The Writer, Just For My Lady (feat. Josée Aidans), Second Time Around, Hold The Gun, Live Jazz Legends, Ellington '87, Lights of Burgundy, Live at Biddles Jazz & Ribs, One More Time, Just in Time
Nominations Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
Movies Black Soul, Ngati


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Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 puppet model rigger
Coraline 2009 model rigger: animation
Corpse Bride 2005 modeller

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 animation rigging supervisor
ParaNorman 2012 animation rigging supervisor

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Visual Effects Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) · Steve Emerson
· Brian McLean
· Brad Schiff
2015 VES Award Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Models in Any Motion Media Project The Boxtrolls (2014) · Tom McClure
· Raul Martinez
2013 VES Award Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture ParaNorman (2012) · Phil Brotherton
· Robert DeSue
· Nick Mariana


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