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Paul Ubana Jones returns to New Zealand and plays the Cosmopolitan Club Upper Hutt in the Hutt Valley, Wellington.
Paul Ubana Jones was born to a Yorkshire born mother and a Nigerian father. Paul was playing the guitar by the tender age of 11 years. This saw the commencement of a career that has now spanned three decades and seen him crossing many continents and so far recording eight albums.
He graduated from music college where he studied the guitar, cello and music composition, and then began to create his own contemporary style which has undoubtedly been influenced by blues, rock, folk and jazz.
In the 1980's, Paul Ubana Jones moved to New Zealand where he still lives and can now be regarded as a resident or "local" who continues to perform regularly here, in Australia and internationally. Over recent years he has rubbed shoulders with and shared the stage with a great line-up with various artists, including Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and many more.
He has also had festival appearances which include the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron Bay's Blues Festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival Blues at Bridgetown and many more across Europe.