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Kristen Jones is a freelance musician based in Baltimore, MD. Classically trained on cello, she discovered the steel pan while attending Oberlin College, and is involved in a wide range of projects on both instruments, across many genres. She can most often be seen performing with the "acoustic grunge" group ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You), the old-time/Americana trio Lulu's Fate, and the string chamber group Music By Anthem. Kristen also plays electric cello, and is an NS Design artist. 

Kristen is available for recording/session work (she has appeared on over 50 recordings) and other musical collaborations. She also does solo & ensemble performances for weddings and other events. 

"...I was immediately taken with what I heard from her. She found sonic spaces within the songs that I didn't know existed and nestled right in, whether she was plucking out a bassline or using a bow to coax out a solo." - Michael Duck, The Morning Call

"Kristen Jones makes everything sound better!" - Michelle Citrin, singer-songwriter

Nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Instrumentalist (2013-2015) and Best World Instrumentalist (2015) by the Washington Area Music Association 

Other ways you can support:
- Download music at
- Digital tips accepted at and Venmo @kjcello