About Michael Jones

Michael Jones (he/they) is a percussionist based in San Diego, California. His creative and scholarly work focuses on performative cultural processes and the lyricism of embodied performance. They regularly appear with the percussion ensemble red fish blue fish, the William Winant Percussion Group, and other contemporary music projects around southern California. He has performed on the LA Philharmonic’s Noon-to-Midnight Festival, the Other Minds Festival, the Dog Star Orchestra Festival, the Vernon Salon Series, and the Hartford New Music Festival. He has completed residences at the Nief-Norf Summer Festival (Tennessee), the Darmstadt Courses for New Music (Germany), the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada) and others. He can be heard on the Naxos, New Focus, Edition Wandelweiser, and New World labels. They hold a five-year dual BM degree from the University of Hartford, where they studied with Benjamin Toth, and is currently a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, where they study with Steven Schick. He endorses Marimba One vibraphones and marimbas.