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 as a founding member of the A/B Duo.
In addition to performances with A/B Duo, Ensemble Dal Niente, Third Coast Percussion, and other highly acclaimed chamber ensembles, Chris’s recent appearances include the Skaneateles Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Midwest Graduate Music Conference, and the Four Score Festival. As an orchestral musician, Chris has played with the Rochester Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Debuque Symphony, and Tallahassee Symphony. In January 2015, Chris will perform Michael Daugherty’s Raise the Roof as soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
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.