Biography

Welcome to the music of composer, producer and concert recording artist Calvin Jones!

Fresh, original music with strong melodic content, Calvin’s unique style incorporates classical direction while delivering haunting, memorable melodies with spaciousness and tranquility. Calvin has created the music that has captivated millions whether they knew it or not. Passionate soundtracks for life are his world.

Calvin is the composer of the hit song “Whitewater Chopped Sticks.” In 2010 Calvin mentored Teresa Scanlan, then Miss Nebraska, in his special ninety second edited version of “Whitewater Chopped Sticks” required by pageants. Nebraska had never won the Miss America pageant before; neither had anyone won at the minimum age of 17 in over 90 years. As a result of Calvin’s mentoring and composition, Teresa took the preliminary talent award and then the crown of victory in the Miss America 2011 pageant performing “Whitewater Chopped Sticks.”, thrilling some 14 million viewers watching on ABC TV. “Whitewater Chopped Sticks” has been performed by countless winners of pageants and dominates the stages of talent shows and recitals everywhere.

Calvin is known in many circles as he has traveled extensively doing solo concerts. Calvin has since entered a new level of creativity and now performs with orchestras worldwide. His latest release,Live in Lviv, a live recording of Calvin’s concert with the Lviv Virtuosos in Ukraine, is nothing short of beauty and power put to music. His audiences are stunned at the depth of artistry they’ve witnessed. Uncommon among classical music performances, Calvin connects with his audience both musically and personally as he shares his experiences with them, because he believes his audience is the main reason for his public performances.

As well as live concerts, he excels in doing scores for film and TV. He has produced the music for “Life Athletes” (an organization of professional athletes promoting respect for life among teens), Promise Keepers, Hallmark and McDonalds among many others. He has worked with major producers and directors. Calvin contributed several scores and additional production to Little Town of Bethlehem directed by Jim Hanon (End of the Spear) which was critically acclaimed and won multiple awards including Best Documentary at the John Paul II International Film Festival.

Then in 2012, Calvin was involved in another project destined to make history once again. Calvin was asked to create the music for the hit documentary 2016 working with Producer Gerald Molen (Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park). 2016 was a major theatrical release grossing some $36 million becoming the 2nd highest grossing documentary in history. In its first week of release it was the number #1 grossing film in America.

History and Discography (click here)