"Consistently Marimba One offers the warmest, fullest sounding marimbas and vibraphones I've encountered. My sense of touch has been developed and sharpened by their instruments, and I'm thrilled to be joining them as an Educational Artist so that my students might have the same opportunity."

Michael D. 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, Edition Wandelweiser, and New World labels. They hold a five-year dual BM degree from the University of Hartford, where he studied with Benjamin Toth, and is currently a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, where he studies with Steven Schick.