Hi; I'm Kip Jones, a 30 year-old violinist living and working
in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. I started this site in 2002 to keep
my friends and
family updated while I was traveling, an activity that kept me busy for
four solid years. During this period, kipjones.net became
something of an online music archive, a place I could share recordings
I made, both of songs I had written and sounds I had captured.
I now play and write music professionally in the Twin Cities
area. I am part of a number of interesting ensembles that cross a
broad range of genres. Some of these groups can be easily booked
for local performances, others are collaborations with friends who live
far away. Please check out the projects
page for more information.
If you just want to listen to some music, what are you doing
reading this introduction!? You should have followed the 'listen now' link, for songs from various
ensembles all jumbled up in one playlist.
If you're a potential client or employer, pretty much
everything you'd want to know about me can be found on the press kit/bio page.
The composition page contains
samples of my writing for small and large ensembles. I really
enjoy the process of writing music, whether it's an original piece to
fit a soloist or ensemble, or string parts to flesh out a pop
Whether you're a listener or a colleague, I sincerely hope
that you find the music here interesting and meaningful. Thanks
kipjones.net [at] gmail [dot] com
A note on the logo: My wife Noelle and I, while
living in South Korea, spent a weekend
in Gyeongju, the ancient seat of the Shilla dynasty (57 BCE - 935 CE).
During a visit to a museum, I stumbled across a
14-sided die, called the Mokjaenorigu (wood-play-shape),
which outlines the rules for a thousand-year-old drinking game. I
bought a replica of the die; when my friends and I finally got around
to playing the game, it was every bit as hilarious as it must have been
back then, replete with silly dances and welts on the forehead.