Michael Jones is a trumpet player, singer, and arranger/composer living in Chicago, Illinois. Recently graduated from Northwestern University for his Master’s of Music in Jazz Studies, Jones is pursuing music throughout the Chicago music scene and in addition, is beginning to explore other opportunities elsewhere. Born into a musical family, Michael began playing cello at the age of 2. Soon after, Michael began singing and then fell in love with the trumpet at age 10. Attending Peoria Central Performing Arts High School for voice and trumpet, Michael began private study with two faculty members of Bradley University, Todd Kelly and Shirley Salazar. Not long after making a name for himself in the Peoria area, he was then accepted into University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music for Jazz Studies, under the tutelage of Kim Pensyl, Dr. Scott Belck, Phil Degreg, and Rick VanMatre. While at CCM, he also had the pleasure of studying classical voice, under the tutelage of David Adams. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from CCM, he was accepted into the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where he studied for his Masters in Jazz Studies under the tutelage of Victor Goines and Brad Mason for jazz/ trumpet, and Keven Keys for classical voice. Jones was awarded with the highest honors in the jazz studies program finishing at Bienen School of Music.