Very pleased to join the Leadership Faculty at COJAC this summer, in partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival and El Sistema USA Salinas.
Looking forward to joining Music 360 Summer Sessions! I'll be offering 2 clinics: "Crafting Your Career" and "Business Models & Principles for Musicians."
Grow Your Art, NEC's Music and Business residency, with special guest artist Maria Schneider was featured in The Boston Globe. Watch my conversation and Q&A sessions with Maria here.
Thanks to the Paris Percussion Group for performing my new composition Escape x12.
Enjoyed chatting with music majors about entrepreneurship, composing, and percussion at Oklahoma City University! I was in residence for a few days to discuss musical entrepreneurship and skills for success in the 2020s.
I recorded my new solo WAKE UP for marimba, drums, and track. Thanks to Mode Marimba for letting me test drive the instrument.
The Big Trouble plays "Steal Another Day" live from our PASIC Showcase Concert.
In residence at University of North Florida with The Big Trouble for a concert and workshop series. Thanks to Andrea Venet & UNF Percussion Studio for hosting and performing with us!
Performing @ PASIC with The Big Trouble was a blast. Check out this teaser video from Evans Drumheads.
My article "THE E WORD" on building a life in music is published in Rhythm Scene. Check out Part 1 and Part 2
BOLT premieres in Carnegie Hall! Sheet music now available, for 18 percussionists (advanced high school). Commissioned by Desert Vista High School.
The Big Trouble is performing a Daytime Showcase Concert at PASIC!! See you in Indy this November.
The Big Trouble is here! Check out the video for our first single RED WHITE BLUE ORANGE to the left and stream our debut EP on Spotify.
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.