Director, University of the Arts School of Music
Micah Jones is the Director of the School of Music at The University. Originally from Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Micah received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz performance in 1997 followed by a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in 1999. He has performed in concert and club settings with Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Patti LaBelle, Ben Vereen, and performed for over twenty years with the Don Glanden Trio. He has recently arranged and produced an EP with his wife, vocalist Tiffany Jones, entitled Him. Micah has enjoyed touring in South Korea, performing in the Daegu International Jazz Festival and recording with South Korean drummer, Wangyul Yang. Locally, Micah 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. Micah plays a major role in the collaboration between the University of the Arts and the Kimmel Center on the Creative Jazz Institute program.