Awards, Honors & Teaching

Selected Awards

  • GRAMMY-Nomination in Album of the Year for The Heist (2014)
  • Featured Artist on GRAMMY-Winning Album The Heist, Best Rap Album (2014)
  • Selected as Guest Drummer with Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline (2014)
  • Endorsed by Regal Tip on Featured Artist Roster (2014)
  • Inside/Out Jazz Award for Band of the Year w/ The Teaching (2010)
  • Inside/Out Jazz Award for Most Dynamic Performance w/ Evan Flory-Barnes’ Acknowledgement of a Celebration (2010)
  • Winner of Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Best Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble w/ The Teaching (2009)
  • Nominated for Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for Emerging Artist of 2008 w/ The Teaching (2008)
  • Serafin Sanchez Jeremy Jones Quintet Album Live at Dazzle Named a “Top Pick of 2007” by Westword Magazine (2007)
  • Selected to Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at The Kennedy Center (2005)
  • Selected to Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at The Kennedy Center (2003)
  • Selected to Telluride Jazz Festival All-Stars (2002)
  • B.S. Degree from Duke University, 3.93 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa Induction (2002)
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Scholarship, Duke University (1999-2002)
  • Valedictorian at Pomona High School, 4.0 GPA (1998)
  • Percussionist of the Year for Pomona High School (1998)
  • Percussionist of the Year for Pomona High School (1997)

Selected Teaching Experience

  • “Navigating the Music Industry + Living Your Passion” Workshop Presenter, Duke University¬†(2015)
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet Discover Dance Program Accompanist (2010-2015)
  • 2-Day Workshop Series at Pomona High School (2012)
  • Percussion and Dance Program Presentation at University Child Development Center (2012)
  • Unleash Your Creativity Workshops at Lucid Jazz Lounge, Seattle, WA (2009, 2010)
  • Unleash Your Creativity Workshops – Flobots.Org Community Center, Denver, CO (2009)
  • Artist-in-Residence and Guest Artist for Concert at Pomona High School (2007)
  • Vocal Accompanist, Cornish College of Music (2005-2006)
  • Vocal Accompanist, workshops with Andrienne Wilson, Kelley Johnson, Becca Duran, Seattle Glee Club (2003-2012)
  • Faculty at Jazz In July at University of Massachusetts, Amherst w/ Winard Harper & Billy Taylor (2001)