We had the good fortune of connecting with Alan Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alan, how do you think about risk?
risk challenges you, tests you, puts you in uncomfortable situations, forces you to come up with creative solutions, provides the conditions for growth…but then you need time to chill

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
as a drummer i play what i hear.

i’m proud to be a musician and add to the collective sound the people have created through time. i’m proud to be able to inspire others to find their own voice. i’m excited about the future of my music academy AJAM Online. i’m excited about my new record release “You Took Me Home”

i got where i am today by following my path honestly

easy? no

you overcome challenges by staying in the game

lessons: listen, leave space, act

What do I want the world to know about me or my brand and story? it’s in my music, it’s in my academy, or if you find me we can talk about it

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
depends on the friend, but if they were like me:

not heavily traveled spots in the columbia river gorge, mt hood and oregon coast

we’d eat food i made, on my deck and drink great wines from around the world

the most fun, interesting, exciting people are the ones i’m with at the time. then we go anywhere and do anything

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother. She allowed me the freedom to explore, then supported what i found

Website: www.ajampdx.com www.alanjonesmusic.com

Image Credits
Hiroshi Iwaya

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