About Patrick Jones

American Artist & Professor of Saxophone

Dr. Patrick Jones
American Artist and Professor of Saxophone

Dr. Patrick Jones has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician around the world. He is an active performer, educator, and clinician. Jones is currently an assistant professor of music at Edinboro University. Other faculty appointments in saxophone include the University of Iowa, International Allegheny Summer Music Festival, and the International Youth Music Festival.
Dr. Jones has conducted clinics and master classes at both the secondary and collegiate levels. With nearly twenty years of teaching experience, Jones has recently published articles in The Instrumentalist magazine and on BandDirector.com.

Jones has received numerous awards throughout his career including advancing or placing in national as well as international competitions.  He was one of ten contestants chosen to advance in the ARD International Competition in Munich, Germany.   Other competitions include the National North American Saxophone Alliance Convention, the IWASH Young Artist Concerto Competition, the Heida Hermann’s Young Artist’s Competition and the University of Minnesota Concerto Competition.  

Jones is actively involved with commissioning and premiering new works for saxophone. He has presented a number of world premieres with orchestras and small ensembles as a soloist. He recently returned from the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference where he presented the U.S. premier of Guggenheim recipient David Stock’s Go For Two and Steven Simpson’s Pandora’s Box.  He also presented similar world premieres at the 2015 World Saxophone Conference in France.  He performed at the 2015 Rousseau Celebration, honoring Dr. Eugene Rousseau as a moving force in saxophone performance for over fifty years.

He recently released La Souplesse, a CD of music for saxophone and piano, and was presented as soloist with the Erie Philharmonic.

Jones has appeared with internationally celebrated artists and award-winning ensembles throughout his career. As a featured soloist he has performed with the Grammy award-winning ensemble Imani Winds, Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Erie Philharmonic, Erie Chamber Orchestra and Edinboro Chamber Ensemble. Additionally, he has been broadcast on the nationally syndicated NPR Program Saint Paul Sunday and Performance Today playing with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Andreas Delfs.

Other appearances include the World Saxophone Congress XII in Montreal, XIII in Minnesota and XIV in Slovenia; commissioning projects with Libby Larson and with Faye-ellen Silverman. Other performances include a presentation of the composition Deep Blue Spiral for the composer David Heuser at the SEAMUS convention for alto saxophone and tape. In addition, he premiered Borne by Constellations of Green Birds by David Heuser (Crane School of Music) at a North American Saxophone Alliance Saxophone Conference in 2007 and a piece written for him by composer David Gompper.


Patrick Jones received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone at the University of Minnesota.  His teachers include Eugene Rousseau, David Baker, Ramon Ricker and Robert Miller.

Patrick Jones is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays exclusively on E. Rousseau Mouthpieces. For more information, please visit www.pjsax.com.

Otis Murphy (Indiana University) and Patrick Jones (Edinboro University), saxophones with Haruko Murphy, piano
Summer Song..Suite of Dreams, Dr. Lee Williams