Clifton Jones writes and arranges music for band, orchestra, jazz ensemble and woodwind ensembles. He is a native of Houston, Texas, and tudied composition and theory with Dr. William Thornton at Trinity University, and Dr. Michael Horvit at the University of Houston, and arranging with Shelly Berg at San Jacinto College. Mr. Jones plays clarinet in the Austin Symphonic Band in Austin, Texas and has written many works dedicated to them, and their director, Richard Floyd.
Mr. Jones currently teaches in the College Station Independent School District in College Station, Texas where he teaches woodwind methods, and directs the jazz ensemble at A&M Consolidated High School. Mr. Jones is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association and ASCAP.