Known as a fearless interpreter of contemporary classical music, Christopher G. Jones approaches all musical styles with one part humor, one part care, and two parts bravado. He continues his endless pursuit of blurring and breaking the boundaries between classical, contemporary, and experimental music with the A/B Duo.
When he is not busy collaborating regularly with Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, Anaphora Ensemble, and other highly acclaimed chamber ensembles, Chris can be found organizing an 18-hour performance of Satie’s Vexations for Make Music Chicago, building boats for a performance of Persephassa by Iannis Xennakis in New York City or joining ninety-eight of his colleagues in a performance of Inuksuit by John Luther Adams. Other recent performances have taken him to varied and prestigious venues such as The Green Mill in Chicago, the Paris Conservatory, Musikhockschule of Stuttgart, and Carnegie Hall.
Chris is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Percussion Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. In addition to Michael Burritt, Chris has studied with James Ross, William Cahn, Dr. John W. Parks IV, John Evans, and Charles Ross. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Florida State University, his Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, as well as the acclaimed Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.