The Paris Percussion Group performs Escape in a new video with beautiful instruments from Black Swamp Percussion!
Check out the Big Trouble teaser video with Ivan Trevino to the left. A new project for drums + percussion + vox. Funding from The Boston Foundation.
Thrilled to announce I've been awarded a grant from The Boston Foundation! Can't wait to make music with a new group in this great city. Read about it from the Boston Globe.
WORLD PREMIERE: "Volume of a Cube" is premiered at Virginia Tech! Commissioned by Virginia Tech with support from Dr. Annie Stevens and the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts for performance in the CUBE at the Moss Arts Center.
My new piece for solo percussion & electronics is out now! Check out Chris Jones rocking amplified bass drum, rope of tam-tam, and live looping in the video to the left. Headphones recommended.
Great time presenting at PASIC! In my clinic, we chatted Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement for Musicians and everybody got up and moving. You can download a PDF of my handout here.
I'm officially in Boston and am excited to begin my new position at the New England Conservatory as the Program Manager of Entrepreneurial Musicianship!
The Mizzou International Composers Festival with Alarm Will Sound is complete, as is my time in Missouri as the Managing Director for the festival. Thanks to my new friends in Columbia for making my time there so special this semester.
Playing marimba for patients at the Ellis Cancer Center this month! Check out our interview and performance highlights.
New percussion solos available at the Composition Store!
Ireland bound to record with Stegall at Recording Festival 2015 at beautiful Grouse Lodge Recording Studios.
Excited to share that my duo "A One Way Ticket" is being published by Malletech as part of the Escape X Publication Series and is now available for purchase.
My new drum duo is here! Written with Carson Moody (TIGUE) and recorded with Sam Um here in Rochester. Always a blast making music with these guys. Learn more about the music and purchase the score here.
Excited to hear about new performances of my music from around the country. My sextet for "unclipped" triangles even made it to Medellín, Colombia recently. Check out the full list here.
Excited to be guest lecturing at Eastman School of Music and teaching a composition class at the Rochester Brainery on the same day! Learn more here.
October 29 2014
Check out this article from the Democrat & Chronicle about Yum & Yuk, the characters in a children's book about positive and negative choices. I composed an original score for the story, and you can hear a live performances this Halloween at RoCo!
We're liberating the triangles! Check out my new piece Escape: Sextet for Triangles performed by members of the Eastman Percussion Ensemble.
Black Smoke, White Smoke recording is live! Check out Michael Burritt, Ivan Trevino, and members of the Eastman Percussion Ensemble performing my new percussion quintet and learn more about the work here.
July 16, 2014
Excited to be performing with Sticks, Strings, & Paint at the Rochester Fringe Festival this September!
Just finished production on the original soundtrack I composed for the children's book Yum & Yuk: When the sun comes down by Nannette Nocon. For every book sold, another will be given to a child who could use a little help in life. See what's up with Yuk here.