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 (percussionist Christopher G. Jones from Rochester, NY and flutist Meerenai Shim from the San Francisco Bay Area) is committed to performing a variety of fun, intense, and thought-provoking new works with a scrappy, DIY attitude. Part garage band, part Bang on a Can All Stars, A/B Duo commissions most of the music they perform, which varies 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. During the 2013-2016 seasons, A/B Duo will premiere 15 new works by Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Brooks Frederickson, Olivia Kieffer, Andrea La Rose, Jenna Lyle, Ned McGowan, Carolyn O’Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne, Brendon Randall-Myers, Ryan Ross Smith, Alan Theisen, Ivan Trevino, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, and Ken Ueno.

Things We Dream About,” A/B Duo's rock and roll and Gameboy infused EP of compositions by Ivan Trevino and Matthew Joseph Payne was released in December 2013. The duo is currently recording their first full-length album, tentatively titled “Ricochet,” to be released in Fall 2015.


"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.