Michael Jones, tenor and trumpet player, performs nationwide as a soloist and chamber musician. Michael recently moved to Philadelphia, where he sings regularly with the Grammy award-winning new music choir, The Crossing. He sings and plays throughout the country, including frequent appearances in his native Chicago and in Austin, TX with Grammy award-winning Conspirare. This coming season, Michael is excited to make waves around the country performing with: Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Bach@7 Choral Arts Philadelphia, Les Canards Chantants, and Alium Spiritum. In recent seasons, Michael has been fortunate to perform with Apollo's Fire, Variant 6, ekmeles, VAE Cincinnati, The Thirteen, Madison Choral Project, Music of the Baroque, William Ferris Chorale, Grant Park Opera Chorus, The Bridge Ensemble, (co-founder of) Constellation Men’s Ensemble and Chorosynthesis. Michael has recorded on Parma, Albany, World Library Publications (WLP), and GIA. Michael appears on the Grammy-nominated Bonhoeffer, released by the Crossing. He has performed on five Downbeat Award-winning recordings. Michael studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music for his Bachelors in Jazz Trumpet where he studied with David Adams, Earl Rivers, Kim Pensyl and Scott Belck. In addition, Michael studied Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music for his Masters in Jazz Trumpet under the tutelage of Victor Goines, Donald Nally, Brad Mason and Keven Keys.