Known for both his lyrical fluidity and high-tier technical facility Sean Jones is considered one of the finest young jazz artists in the country. His career began with his Mack Avenue Records debut in 2004 (Eternal Journey), recorded when he was 24, and he has since released five albums as bandleader. As a session musician, he has performed with several notable ensembles and musicians, including Tia Fuller, Gerald Wilson, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath and Frank Foster. He has played in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as the big band's lead trumpeter, and is currently a professor of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University. Jones also plays at music venues and jazz festivals such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit International Jazz Festival and Montreal International Jazz Festival. Most recently taken on the role as co-leader of the newly formed Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra which had their premiere performance in October.