A versatile, engaging percussion artist and musical polymath, Christopher G. Jones brings his unique blend of energy, artistry, and fun to his multi-faceted career. Equally comfortable in solo, chamber, or large ensemble settings, he continues his endless pursuit of blending various aspects of modern percussion techniques into unified, captivating, and unparalleled performances. He is a founding member of the innovative flute and percussion group, A/B Duo and in fall of 2016 he will join the percussion quartet, Clocks In Motion.
In addition to his work with A/B Duo and Clocks, he has had the pleasure to collaborate and perform with many talented musicians such as Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, and Chamber Cartel. His recent performances have brought him to the Skaneateles Festival, Fringe Festival of Rochester, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Talesin, and Heartland Marimba Festival - Utah. He has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Finger Lakes Opera, International Beethoven Project Orchestra, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
Chris is currently a doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music. He holds percussion degrees from Eastman School of Music (MM) and Florida State University (BM). His teachers include Michael J. Burritt, Dr. John W. Parks IV, James Ross, Bill Cahn, Charles Ross, Rich Thompson, and John Evans.