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In conversation with Beth Steele

Posted on May 15, 2020 at 3:12 PM Comments comments (252)
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Art by John Baird

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 1:48 PM Comments comments (105)
Graham was delighted to receive, in the post, this wonderful Portrait by John Baird who hails from Co. Donegal, Ireland. John is a life long supporter of military music, especially the Coldstream Guards Band. Thank you John what a wonderful gesture. Check his incredible art works on facebook.

The Arts Society

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 1:41 PM Comments comments (107)
We are honoured and delighted to announce that Graham has become an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society. 

About the Arts Society

"The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.
Our events provide welcoming places – locally, nationally and globally – to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.
Our 90,000+ members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants.
Our strength is our people, joined together by a passion for the arts which can nourish and empower us all. Our work creates a better, healthier and more connected society". To find out more about the Arts Society please visit;

Graham appointed Artistic Director of the Russian Opera Gala

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 2:21 PM Comments comments (202)
We are delight to announce that Graham has been appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the Russian Opera Gala which will take place at London's Cadogan Hall on 29th April 2018.

Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.

Star guest performers – soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow – sing popular International arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.

British Imperial Orchestra,
Graham O. Jones MBE conductor
Vasiliy Gerello baritone (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg)
Larisa Gergiev piano (National Artist of Russia, Chair of the Judges, St Petersburg)
Larisa Rudakova soprano (Bolshoi Opera, Moscow)
Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano (Royal Opera House)
Kostas Smoriginas, bass-baritone,(Royal Opera House)
Evgeniy Kungurov baritone (National Opera soloist; presenter of Cultura TV, Moscow) and others 

The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK are: Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.

Brentwood Imperial Youth Band Christmas Concert

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 12:08 PM Comments comments (0)

What an outstanding Christmas Concert by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band. Including the Corps of Drums they had 92 on parade. What an incredible effort and superb standard.
Well done one and all. I feel very proud and privileged to be your Band President.

Adonia Cruise

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM Comments comments (122)

What a great time I had on the Adonia as a guest speaker. Lovely ship and a great team with very friendly passengers. 

French Foreign Legion; Héros CD

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 12:12 PM Comments comments (383)
We are very happy with the outcome of this superb CD. Lots of activity on Amazon where it is now No8 in the Amazon chart. Great news.

Foreign Legion CD hit

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 7:02 AM Comments comments (269)
Breaking News; 
The French Foreign Legion CD Héros is No1 in the French Classical Charts and No 20 in the French Pop charts. Congratulations to Émile Lardeux and the Band.
Graham says; 
"It was an honour and a pleasure working on this project with such a wonderful Band. The Album sounds superb and I'm sure it will be a big hit, not only in France but around the world. The CD is released in the UK 18 June 2013".

Zurich Tattoo Production meeting

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (260)
I am currently in Zurich working on the fine details of the Zurich Tattoo ahead of the press launch next week 12 May. All very exciting.

Adjudicating in Cornwall

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM Comments comments (157)
Delighted to be invited by Helston Town Band to Adjudicate their 54th Annual Solo & Quartet Contest. I am sure it will be a great day for all and I am really looking forward to visiting Cornwall once again.