"Serving the tastiest, face-melting flute and percussion music since 2012."


one of the most charming concerts imaginable… The music was bouncy, strange, interesting and fun. The A/B Duo is worth seeking out…
— Civic Center Blog
...the varied styles served as a worthy showcase for the versatility of flutist Meerenai Shim and percussionist Christopher Jones.
— Chicago Classical Review

The bi-coastal A/B Duo, comprised of percussionist Christopher G. Jones (Rochester, NY) and flutist Meerenai Shim (Campbell, CA), is committed to performing a variety of fun, intense and thought-provoking new works. Most of these compositions have been recently written for the A/B Duo and vary wildly in style and instrumentation from djembe and contrabass flute to Nintendo Gameboy and drum set. 

Formed in Chicago, A/B Duo has been touring and commissioning new works since 2012. They have performed in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and New York. A/B Duo will proudly premiere 10 freshly commissioned works from Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Jenna Lyle, Ned McGowan, Carolyn O’Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne, Ivan Trevino, Francisco Castillo Trigueros and Ken Ueno during the 2013-2016 seasons. 

A/B Duo's first recording project is a rock and roll and Gameboy infused EP of compositions by Ivan Trevino and Matthew Joseph Payne. "Things We Dream About" was released in December 2013.


"Fun!" from Things We Dream About by Ivan Trevino.

Nocturne for contrabass flute and djembe by Carolyn O'Brien.

metalStaind for piccolo and percussion by Adam Cuthbért.

The Art of Noise by Janice Misurell-Mitchell.