Jones Entertainment Group - London, Ontario

 

 

Jones Entertainment Group

Jones Entertainment Group

Jones Entertainment Group
550 Wellington Street
London, ON N6A 3P9
Phone: (519) 672-1559
Fax: (519) 667-9613

About

Founding their self-named company in 1933, the Jones’ family has branded the Canadian entertainment industry with a legacy of over 80 years in the making.  Today, third generation brothers Brad and Greg Jones are advancing this legacy through their boutique agency Jones Entertainment Group (JEG).

Mr Dressup

The Jones legacy traces back to Wonderland Gardens where owners and first generation brothers, Charles and Wilf Jones, showcased the talent of close friend Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians throughout the 1960s. Before long, Charles’ son Don was following in his father footsteps and promoting his own concerts at the well-established venue. In 1982, Don met CBC children’s icon Mr. Dressup (Ernie Coombs) and together they embarked on a 20 year journey of touring success. Don and Ernie developed a steadfast friendship that continued long after their touring stopped. Following Ernie’s retirement, these two best friends could still be found on the golf course each year, raising funds for Peter Gzowski’s Literacy foundation. Today, Don’s primary focus is on CBC radio host and best-selling author Stuart McLean, who he has been managing since 1999. Together they cover coast-to-coast Canada and the northern United States, playing over 50 live shows each year with The Vinyl Cafe.

Leading the next generation, JEG President Brad Jones, personally manages the touring careers of distinguished artists such as Alice Cooper, David Feherty, Roch Voisine, The Rankin Sisters, Cirque Sublime and more. His intuitive business acumen and provision of close personal attention ensure the success of each and every tour.

Under the management and consulting division of the company, Brad offers a one-stop service to festival entertainment buyers; from the preliminary steps of securing talent, to supplying a full-suite of production services on the festival date.

Making up the second half of the JEG partnership, Vice President Greg Jones has been managing Canada’s most loved children’s author Robert Munsch since 2004, touring over twenty five cities across Canada per year.

Locally, this duo has become syonumous as the masterminds behind London’s biggest annual music festival and local charity fundraiser, Rock the Park. Handling every detail from booking talen, expediting contracts and managing marketing and box office endeavours, the Jones’ have filled Harris Park with 30,000 fans each year for the past thirteen years, bringing the total funds raised for local charities to over $2.2 million as of 2016.

As acting controllers of London, Ontario’s landmark venue Centennial Hall, Brad and Greg run a zero dollar deficit at no cost to taxpayers - a boastful feat in comparison to other venues across North America which operate on large government subsidies.

A member of the American Federation of Musicians of The United States and Canada, Jones Entertainment Group is able to secure numerous artists directly through this association and from artist management firms. Representing a select roster of world-class artists affords the close personal attention between artist and management that has been the landmark of this company’s success.