3rd July: David Jones

This week Elliot Moss is joined by David Jones.

David Jones is a co-founder of Serious. Serious is a creative producer of international music, and David is one of the three founding directors. Responsible for a wide range of concerts and special events, the company works with artists, venues and festivals in Britain and internationally.  Within Serious, David holds long-standing artistic relationships with artists as diverse as Kronos Quartet , Hugh Masekela and Woodkid.

He helped to create and develop the EFG London Jazz Festival, and has a particular interest in events that explore international and cross-media ideas, producing the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music and VSO’s Stars of Africa concert at the Royal Albert Hall and shaping the BT River of Music Olympic programme.   He programmes the contemporary music at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival,  created the K-Music Korean music festival, and David has just been made Joint Director of the Bath Festival for the period 2016-2018.

David’s background spans a variety of the performance arts - working as the executive producer of The National Theatre of Brent, producing Brian Eno's video installation Place #11, creating and directing the Bloomsbury Festival and the Crossing The Border Festivals, producing the six-part series The Corner House for Channel  4, and forming Speakout Concerts -  before joining Serious.