Virginia native Kevin Phillip Jones began his cello studies with Alice Glasco and Virginia Symphony cellist Janet Kriner.
At Old Dominion University, Kevin began studies with Carter Melin, and continued with Leslie Fritelli. In summers past, he has studied at The North Carolina School for the Arts, The National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at The Kennedy Center, Aria International Music Festival, and The Meadowmount School of Music (NY).
Kevin currently resides in the Washington D.C. metro area, where he was recently soloist with the DC Strings orchestra. He performs with several opera companies including Maryland Lyric Opera, and Washington Opera Society. In addition, he has performed with jazz luminaries like Chelsey Green and The Green Project, and Noble Jolley. For the last two years, he has been a performer in The Pansy Crazevariety burlesque show, as well as its house band GYNOCEROS—which recently appeared at the Shenandoah Fringe Festival in Virginia, and he recently completed a Professional fellowship with Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. This year has twice brought him to NPR’s Tiny Desk series for “All Songs Considered”: performing with hip-hop vocalist Mumu Fresh, aka Maimouna Youssef in July, and with Wu-Tang Clan’s The RZA in November; in addition to the Distant Worlds Final Fantasy Orchestra, with Nobuo Uematsu; the Game of Thrones orchestra tour with series composer Ramin Djawadi, and Father John Misty’s ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ tour. Kevin was most recently a guest soloist with the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra in Charleston, South Carolina, and will be appearing as a soloist with the DC-Strings Orchestra, in August.
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