Jaclyn Jones has been performing solo and chamber concerts for over ten years. She is co-founder of the Luca Duo and actively performs with award winning mezzo soprano Meng-Chieh Hsieh.
Ms. Jones earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Hartt School of Music with performing arts scholarships and was selected to perform in several 20/20 Honors Chamber Music concerts.
She played for the NJ Guitar & Mandolin Society, Connecticut Guitar Society, Leo Brouwer’s 80th Birthday Celebration Concert, La Bella Strings sponsored concert series, and was a solo guest artist on WPAA-TV’s Music with Purpose show.
Ms. Jones has played at notable venues such as the Connecticut Governor’s Residence, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, the Eric Carle Museum, and the Augusta Curtis Cultural Arts Center.
She has also performed in numerous masterclasses for renowned artists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Odair Assad, Antigoni Goni, Leo Brouwer, and the Brasil Duo.
Ms. Jones is a compassionate teacher with over ten years’ experience working with young beginners to aspiring professionals.
She received formal teacher training in the Suzuki Guitar Method and currently teaches at the Music School at Sound Crossing, the Ethel Walker School, the Community School of the Arts, Martocchio Music, and her private studio.
Ms. Jones was a featured Guest Teacher running a Technique Workshop at the Connecticut Guitar Society’s Guitar Day, founded the Grace Academy Guitar Department in Hartford, CT, and taught at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Music & Arts.
Most recently she headlined at the “Fall Guitar Weekend” online festival held November 13-15, 2020 where she presented a lecture called “Technique and Color: Exploring Music Through Visual Art”, opened the Chamber Music concert with the Luca Duo, and gave a solo performance in the Faculty Concert.
In addition, Ms. Jones enjoys volunteering in the community. She is an active Board Member of the Connecticut Guitar Society, and has performed for patients at the Jefferson House of Hartford Hospital and the Hospital for Special Care.
She founded the Simsbury Historical Society concert series and was the Music Director for two years. Ms. Jones plays a 2009 Smallman model by Chapman & Fisher Guitars.