Brad Christopher Jones was born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. His solid, inventive, and versatile playing on both the electric and acoustic bass has established him as one of the most sought-after musicians in the business. He first came to notoriety in the late 1980's as a member of the musically hybrid-reaching band, The Jazz Passengers. He has since gone on to record, perform, and/or tour around the world with a diverse array of artists that include Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Elvin Jones, David Byrne, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sheryl Crow, Deborah Harry, Dave Douglas, Vernon Reid, John Zorn, Don Byron, and Marc Ribot to name just a few.
As a leader, Brad has recorded three CDs: "UNCIVILIZED POISE" (Knitting Factory Records) with his band, Aka Alias, "POURING MY HEART IN" (Senoj Music) with the Brad Jones Quartet, and the soon to be released follow-up to the first Aka Alias recording entitled" THE EMBODIMENT".
Brad studied under renowned Jazz bassist, Lisle Atkinson and classical bass under Lou Kosma of the N.Y. Metropolitan Opera.
He earned his B.A. degree in Music from Jersey City State College in 1986 and has been a teacher and band director in both the Waldwick and Teaneck, N.J. school systems as well as the Harlem School of the Arts in N.Y. He has also taught master classes in Germany, France, Italy, and Canada. He currently teaches Jazz bass at Columbia University in N.Y. while still maintaining an active schedule performing, recording, and composing music.