Instrumental Performance Program Director
Micah Jones is Instrumental Performance Program Director at the School of Music and has been teaching at UArts for 20 years. He was dean of the School of Music, during which time he primarily taught bass lessons and ensembles. Jones has performed and recorded with many artists, with one special highlight being a short tour with Terence Blanchard and recording and producing a project with his wife, Tiffany Jones.
Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Micah Jones earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance in 1997, followed by a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies, from University of the Arts in 1999.
Jones has performed in concert and club settings with Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Patti LaBelle, Ben Vereen and for more than 20 years with the Don Glanden Trio. He has recently arranged and produced an EP with his wife, vocalist Tiffany Jones, titled Him.
Jones has enjoyed touring in South Korea, performing in the Daegu International Jazz Festival and recording with South Korean drummer Wangyul Yang. Locally, he has recorded multiple albums with composer David Bennet Thomas featuring Joel Frahm and Vic Juris.
He has also performed and recorded with saxophonist Ben Schachter’s Trio of Many and Monkadelphia for many years. Jones has begun to create solo content for bass and for a bass and vocal duo with Tiffany Jones.
Jones has recorded with Ben Schachter’s Trio of Many, Tiffany Jones and Monkadelphia.
He has performed at the Daegu International Jazz Festival in South Korea.
Jones teaches Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Musicianship and major lessons.