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Coruja Jones is a songwriting project from Manchester (UK) based musician and songwriter Dan Jones. Born in Dudley, in the West Midlands (England), he moved north to study music in Salford in 2016 and became part of Manchester’s eclectic musical landscape.

‘The Crossing’ is his first album released under the moniker Coruja* Jones, made up of a collection of songs based around the experiences leading up to and following the death of his father in 2016.

Working with Manchester based producer and long-term friend Justin Shearn, along with other local musicians, The Crossing is a culmination of 3 years of exploring life, death and everything in between; with many hours crafting the right sound and space for the songs to live in.

Whilst in Manchester, Dan also discovered and developed his love for Afro-Brazilian percussion and Carnival styles, studying music from Brazil and other Carnival styles, which has taken him around the globe.

Dan is also a visual artist.

*Coruja means ‘owl’ in Portuguese, a nickname given from a friend…must be the eyes.

Coruja Jones
Adam Wills Photography