Candlelight Concert Series featuring Kyle Jones
Our featured artist this month is classical saxophonist Kyle Jones. Kyle is a performer, teacher, and new music advocate whose natural curiosity towards music leads him to challenge the parameters of his instrument, as well as his art.
His varied playing experience in multiple genres gives him a unique insight when interpreting music, both new and old. Kyle is continuously working to make his art more approachable by seeking out unusual performance venues, collaborating with artists in other mediums, and dismantling long-standing barriers between performers and audience-members.
An avid proponent of New Music, Kyle has recently been involved in commissioning and performing new works by composers such as Gregory Wanamaker, Shelley Washington, and numerous Peabody and UT-Austin students.
Kyle was also chosen as the winner of the 208 Sarah and Earnest Butler Winds, Brass, and Percussion Concerto Competition, held at the University of Texas-Austin. Kyle is currently an Artist Diploma Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. His teachers include Stephen Page, Gary Louie, and Thomas Crawford.