Dr. Oliver JonesInducted in 2023
At the ripe young age of five, the Montreal-born Dr. Oliver Jones made his debut as a pianist in the 1930’s. A child prodigy, he went on to have his first nightclub appearance by the time he was nine. Since then, the world-renowned jazz musician and 11-time JUNO Award nominee has celebrated many accolades during his 77-year career. In the mid-sixties, Dr. Jones accepted a Music Director position on a calypso orchestra that brought him to Puerto Rico. Upon his return in 1980, Dr. Jones decided he would pursue his career as a jazz pianist.