Shane Jones, percussion

Photo Credit: Andre Espinoza

Shane has studied and performed around the globe, including in Brazil, China, Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago, Puerto Rico, West Africa, and across the United States. He serves as Director of Percussion/Assistant Professor of Music at Utah Valley University and Associate Editor of World Percussion for the Percussive Arts Society. Shane has performed on Broadway as drummer/percussionist for the musical 1776 at 54 Below. He was the drummer for the off-Broadway premiere of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal and the 2013 regional tour of Cabaret. He has performed with artists and groups such as Boyz II Men, Guster, Patti Austin, Eurovision winner Tajči, and the Hot Sardines. As a popular musician, Shane is a regular drummer for the Diamond Empire Band and the Hot House West Swing Orchestra. As a classical/chamber musician, he serves as percussionist and Director of Production for internationally performing chamber group Khemia Ensemble and regularly performs with the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera as well as Ballet West. Shane is a proud Yamaha Performing Artist and endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, REMO drumheads, and Zildjian cymbals.

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 2 – 100 Years of Ragtime