Corey hails from a well-known and respected New Orleans Jazz family. His Grandfather, drummer Chester Jones, played with many New Orleans greats . His Uncle, Benny Jones, also plays drums and leads the Treme Brass Band. Corey was influenced by New Orleans trombonist, Jim Robinson, Wendell Eugene, and Freddie Lonzo. When not playing with his new band, TREME FUNKTET, Corey can be heard with Galatic and occasionally reunites with long-time close friends, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers.