Mark Jones (born June 19, 1952) is an American visual artist, musician, poet, philosopher, essayist and martial artist.[better source needed] Jones is an artist who has excelled in multiple genres of creative endeavor including paintings, conceptual art pieces, musical performances, compositions, arrangements and productions, poetry, essays, work as an editor and his pedagogical pursuits in music and art as well as the Chinese martial arts. He has also started and run several successful businesses. Since 1983, Jones has been based in Westchester County, New York and has spent winters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for over 20 years.
Jones has exhibited his paintings in various galleries in Soho, New York as well as Cleveland and other cities, and was a professor of art at the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, a private art college. He has performed his music on piano, synthesizers, guitar and harmonica in venues around the world and has had his compositions performed in several cities. He has also arranged and produced sessions for other artists. Jones has written in numerous genres including jazz, classical, blues, rock, world, folk, country and new-age, but is primarily known as a jazz and classical composer. He has been associated with his jazz ensemble, “Sound Sculpture,” and has made numerous recordings as well as written and produced music for theater and websites.