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Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones

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Maxwell Street Bass Player

Maxwell Street Bass Player
Maxwell Street Bass Player
Instrument: Bass

The bass player in the blues band on Maxwell St outside the Soul Food Cafe

Biography of Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones

Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones
Calvin 'Fuzz' Jones
Date of Birth: 9th June, 1926 (Aged 87)

Born in 1926 in Greenwood, Mississippi, Calvin "Fuzz" Jones learned to play the violin and the bass guitar an early age.

Jones has been a long time collaborator with drummer Willie Smith. The two spent nearly two decades with Muddy Waters' band, a legacy they continued in The Legendary Blues Band. Jones' rhythm, and Smith's traditional "shuffle" style helped shape "the Chicago Blues sound" as it is known today.

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