Learn more about our faculty member Chris Jones.
Chris Jones is a multifaceted talent in the realm of audio production, boasting a diverse background as a composer, sound designer, and experienced sound engineer at East End Arts. With a deep understanding of audio production, Chris possesses the technical know-how and creative insight necessary to deliver exceptional results. His extensive expertise and meticulous attention to detail enable him to work closely with artists, ensuring that the final sound aligns perfectly with their artistic vision.
Having contributed his skills to renowned television shows such as American Idol, Saturday Night Live, and The Sopranos, as well as commercials for major brands like McDonald’s, Adidas, and Nissan, Chris Jones has an impressive portfolio that showcases his versatility and professional excellence. Furthermore, his sound design productions have been featured in over 100 movie trailers, solidifying his reputation as a top-tier sound engineer.
Chris’s journey in music began as a performer playing electric bass alongside jazz drummer Jim Chapin when he was just sixteen. He further developed his musical abilities by receiving classical training on contrabass and studying drums with his bandmate, Chapin. This early foundation laid the groundwork for his future success.
After attending Long Island University Post (LIU), where he studied percussion with esteemed musician Frank Cassara and minored in film, Jones transferred to Berklee College of Music. As a student in Berklee’s esteemed Film Scoring program, he continued to excel as a performer, playing in various ensembles spanning bluegrass, top 40, country, and African drumming.
Following his graduation from Berklee, Chris began scoring films for networks like Nick Jr. and MTV, while also holding the position of Senior Producer at the prestigious VideoHelper Production Music Library in Manhattan for eight years. Now working as a freelance composer, he collaborates with multiple PMA labels, showcasing his versatility across different musical genres.
Currently based in the Hamptons, Chris Jones serves as East End Arts’ experienced sound engineer, utilizing his comprehensive understanding of audio production to achieve the perfect sound for each project. Whether it’s capturing live performances, recording studio sessions, or fine-tuning the mixing and mastering process, Chris’s expertise and dedication are instrumental in bringing artists’ visions to life. With his meticulous approach and unwavering commitment to excellence, Chris Jones continues to be a driving force in the world of sound engineering, providing invaluable contributions to the artistic landscape.