David Jones head shot

Academic Area

  • Instrumental Music and Conducting
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • David Jones joined the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra as Principal Clarinet in 1998. He has also performed extensively with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well being a member of the Contemporary Music Forum and a featured artist with the American Chamber Players, and the 20th Century Consort. Comfortable in many different musical situations, Mr. Jones has worked with Tony Bennett, Jose Carreras, Rosemary Clooney, Placido Domingo, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, The Manhattan Transfer, Jesse Norman, Luciano Pavarotti, David Sanborn, Rod Stewart and The Temptations as well as the national tours of Kiss Me Kate, Cinderella, Annie, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, The King and I, Showboat, West Side Story and The Wizard of Oz. He can also be heard on numerous radio and television commercials. Mr. Jones attended Northwestern University where he studied with Robert Marcellus, Clark Brody and Russell Dagon.