Born in Wrexham, North Wales in 1947. Jones comes from a musical family, his grandfather was an organist, father pianist, organist and composer, mother sang in Vaughan Williams’ choir. Piano lessons at early age with Leonard Pugh and Elizabeth Samuel. Began playing trombone in the School Orchestra in Llandrindod Wells, Mid-Wales, Trevor Griffiths teacher, and have continued ever since. Choir at Stand Grammar School (near Manchester) under Jack Longstaff : Mozart Requiem, Bach B minor Mass etc. Piano and composition studies in Manchester with John Tilstone Ellis. Married Gwyneth in Trinidad in 1970, graduated from Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff in 1971. Trained in Surgery in South Wales and in Trinidad, and in Radiation Oncology at Oxford and in Manchester. Played with Cardiff Aelwyd Orchestra, Oxford University Orchestra, and in a performance of Monteverdi Vespers directed by Professor Dennis Arnold. With Manchester Beethoven Society, including a memorable performance of Beethoven 5 on alto trombone. Accepted position at Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (now CancerCare Manitoba) and moved to Winnipeg in 1986. Head of Radiation Oncology 1993-2004. Retired in 2012 as Associate Professor of Oncology, University of Manitoba.
As a composer, more than 20 choral and orchestral pieces premiered in Canada, USA and UK during last 30 years. Member of ITA Reviews Committee since 1999, over 100 reviews published in Journal to date. Played with Manitoba Trombone Collective and The Chamber Orchestra at St John’s College, University of Manitoba. Currently member of the Choir at St George’s Anglican Church, Director St David’s Singers of Winnipeg, and an Executive Member of Joie de Vivre Choir. My 20 years’ experience singing under the late Stewart Thomson in the choir at St George’s is regarded as an especially valuable musical experience.
Keith Davies Jones
M.B., B.Ch. (Wales)
FRCS (Eng), FRCR