A native of Jamaica, Andre Jones began his music education at Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, Jamaica, under the tutelage of Mr. Dwayne Haughton and Mr. Carl Matthews. He received a Bachelor of Music from Alcorn State University in MIssissippi and a Master of Music from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Louisiana. Jones studied under Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mr. Nicholas Handahl, Brother Vincent Bache and Mr. Albert Sean Hird of Jamaica Military Band.
During his time at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Jones served as a coach for flute ensembles, taught supplementary flute lessons for undergraduate students, worked as the orchestra manager and librarian and also worked with professors as a teaching assistant. He has performed with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, Alcorn State University’s Concert Band, Marching Band, Choir and Jazz Ensemble, The National Historic Black Colleges and University’s ALL STAR Wind Symphony, Jamaica Symphony orchestra, The Young Jamaica Ensemble, and has made several guest appearances at the Natchez Music and Arts league in Mississippi performing solo and collaborative works.
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