Tribute to Courtney Jones

Courtney left us – suddenly and unexpected – on the 19th of March 2015.

Born in Trinidad and raised with Caribbean rhythms he played since childhood drums, percussion and steel pan, the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. He trained and played under the master of steelpan Len Boogsie Sharpe with the Steelband “Phase II Pan Grove.

For two decades he was a fixture in the Vienna World Music scene and was a gifted drummer, percussionist and steelpan player.

Courtney was with us – Courtney is with us
Courtney will always be with us!
Time is just an illusion!

In 1995, while on  a vacation in Austria, he met Elias Meiri and became a permanent member of The Timna Brauer & Elias Meiri Ensemble.

He founded the Funky-Calpyso Band, and published  2007 as musical heritage of his home, he sat in his own projects how oldtime Calypso, techno Kaiso, Jab Jab Steelband, Jab Jab Kaiso, Courtney Jones & De Funky Calypso Band.