Edward Jones was appointed Principal Tuba with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in 2001. Previously he was tubist with the Richardson Symphony and East Texas Symphony Orchestras and the Dallas Wind Symphony. Also an active chamber musician, he performs with the Classic Brass Quintet and the FWSO Brass Quintet. As a soloist, he has given numerous recitals throughout Texas and the. He is also on the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington where he teaches Tuba and Euphonium.
He holds degrees from Fort Hays State University and Texas A&M-Commerce and has done additional graduate study in applied tuba at the University of North Texas. His principal teachers are Lyle Dilley of Hays, Kansas and Donald Little, Professor of Tuba and the University of North Texas and retired principal tuba with the Forth Worth Symphony.
Ed makes his home in Arlington with his wife, Carol, daughter Allison and son Andrew who is a tuba major at the University of North Texas. Ed is an aviation enthusiast and a barbeque aficionado.