David Lee Jones was born and raised in Houston, Tx, a city that is deeply rooted in Blues, R&b and Soul music. At the age of 8 he began to study the violin and piano until he reached age 10 where he decided the saxophone was to be the instrument for him. David’s early influences were HankCrawford, Grover Washington, Gary Bartz, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ronnie Laws, David “Fathead” Newman, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Arnett Cobb, Eddie Harris and Julian “Cannonball” Adderly.
In January of 1990 David moved to New York City to further pursue his career as a professional musician. Subsquentley he landed his first gig with organist Jack McDuff. After a short tenure with McDuff David went on to work as a sub for saxophonist / flautist Jerome Richardson on the Broadway musical “Black and Blue”.
Since his residence in New York, David has worked and recorded with many artist including Sade (toured as opening act), Onaje Allan Gumbs, Digable Planets, Phyllis Hyman, Melba Moore, Jennifer Holliday, American Idol; Jordin Sparks, Anita Baker, Regina Carter, The Mingus Big Band, The Ellington Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, George Benson, Clark Terry, Jimmy McGriff, The Dells, The Chi-Lites, Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, Jean Carne, “Brother” Jack McDuff and Roy Ayers.
Most recently, David has worked recently with actors John Liithgow and Matthew Donehey (In the upcoming film “Everyday”) and has Performed at many of the major festivals around the world