Michael Jones has appeared as a professional tenor with some of the nation's finest choral ensembles including the @GRAMMY award winning group The Crossing, Chicago's Music of the Baroque, William Ferris Chorale, Grant Park Opera Chorus, the Bridge Ensemble, and Chorosynthesis. This coming season, Michael will make his debut with several groups including Conspirare, Apollo's Fire, Variant 6, ekmeles, Choral Arts Philadelphia and Madison Choral Project. Michael has recorded on Parma, Albany, World Library Publications (WLP), and GIA and has performed on five Downbeat Award-winning recordings.
Michael is equally at home with jazz standards and works of Western masters like Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. Recent recordings include
While studying for Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in jazz trumpet, Michael pursued studies in classical voice with David Adams at University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and Keven Keys at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. He was a founding member of the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Donald Nally.
Bonhoeffer 2016 GRAMMY nominee [The Crossing 2015]
Words Adorned [The Crossing 2015]
Seven Responses [The Crossing 2016]
John Luther Adams' Canticles of the Holy Wind
[The Crossing 2016]
Ted Hearne's Sounds from the Bench [The Crossing 2016]
*Empowering Silenced Voices [Chorosynthesis 2017]
If There Were Water [The Crossing 2017]
*Kile Smith's Canticle [Vocal Arts Ensemble 2018]
* denotes upcoming
The Bridge Ensemble
Chicago Bach Project
Constellation Men's Ensemble
Grant Park Festival Chorus
Music of the Baroque
William Ferris Chorale
Waiting for You (Seal cover) with Cincy Brass
Performing with Karen Willough on "World Without You" by John Ewbanks
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