Brian Jones joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Principal Timpanist in 2011, after having served thirteen seasons as Principal Timpanist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Jones has also performed as guest Principal Timpanist with the orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, and Columbus, and has performed as a percussionist with the orchestras of Chicago, Boston, Houston, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Brian has toured and recorded with the Empire Brass Quintet, appeared as a performer on NBC’s The Today Show and was featured in a command performance for Prince Rainier of Monaco. As an undergraduate at The University of North Texas, he was a member of the Grammy-nominated One O’clock Lab Band, playing drum set and bass trombone in alternate semesters. Mr. Jones served as Adjunct Professor of Percussion at The University of Michigan from 2001 to 2011. Brian has been recorded in a wide variety of musical settings and has premiered solo works with the Detroit Symphony, the New World Symphony, and The University of Michigan.