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About Us

Columbus Musicians, LLC is an organization run by professional musicians with one goal:

To create beautiful music for our clients at every opportunity. 

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Our Musicians have the educational credentials, the professional experience and the artistic ability necessary to perform masterpieces time and time again.


We can perform music for any type of event in Columbus, Central Ohio and beyond. All our musicians have what it takes to make your event perfect.


We specialize in weddings, cocktail receptions, corporate/holiday parties and other events.

Ian J. Jones

Ian Jones earned his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in 2003. He has been playing violin and viola in orchestras, at weddings and other events for the past 20 years. He has performed as concertmaster of the Dana Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal Second Violin in the Warren Philharmonic, and as Acting Assistant Concertmaster in the Central Ohio Symphony. He was a first violinist in the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and has performed in many other orchestras throughout the State of Ohio. Ian has a primary focus on chamber music, having studied string quartets, trios and duos for two full summers at the Bay View Music Festival and The Milwaukee Chamber Music Festival. He performed for some time as the electric violinist in the Dave Matthews traveling cover band Crush. He held the fiddle position for many years in the Celtic Rock band The McIans. Ian started Columbus Musicians, LLC in 2009 after a lengthy career of performing for wedding ceremonies. He is married to Tiffany Jones, professional harpist, and CEO of Columbus Musicians, LLC.

Tiffany Jones
Chief Executive Officer

Tiffany is a dedicated and accomplished harpist with an extensive performing background. Currently, with over 25 years of experience, she holds the position of one of Columbus' most sought after full-time professional harpists and plays regularly for weddings, receptions, dinner parties, orchestras, corporate events, funerals, churches, and other events.


Tiffany oversees all the business operations for Columbus Musicians, LLC, and works very closely with Malik to ensure the success of all events.


Together, Tiffany and Ian are the most dynamic duo combining years of live music performing as well as experience running a wedding business. They live in Westerville, OH with their 8 children.

You can view Tiffany's website by clicking 

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Malik Khalfani
Chief Operating Officer

Malik is a multi-talented musician and performs on both piano and violin. He handles all of the bookings with our clients as well as the personnel. He oversees all of the daily operations between clients, event coordinators and the musicians. He is also an active performer who leads many of our ensembles for events and weddings.


Malik is currently working towards his doctorate degree in Orchestral Conducting at The Ohio State University. He has been studying violin since the age of 9 and piano since the age of 14, and in total has over 12 years of experience in the music industry. We are grateful to have him and you'll love working with him!

Claire Rottman
Social Media/Marketing Manager

Claire is a versatile professional with a passion for music and marketing. Currently studying Oboe Performance and Marketing at Ohio State University, she brings a unique blend of creativity and strategic thinking to our team. With prior experience as a Marketing Ambassador at Dunkin' Donuts, Claire has a proven track record of creating engaging campaigns that have accumulated millions of views.


Claire’s multifaceted background encompassing music and marketing, allows her to seamlessly bridge the worlds of artistry and commerce. Her dedication, creativity, and commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to our team, ensuring the growth and success of our company.

James Marler
Staff Arranger

James is an award-winning composer and arranger, a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts prestigious Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and, most importantly, husband to Betty and Dad to Dreu, Liliana, Alannah, and Morgan. He is currently a DMA student in Music Composition at the University of Alabama.

In his spare time James is a documented lavender/vanilla enthusiast who loves naps. Also, James has no spare time, but really does enjoy lavender/vanilla tea.

James works magic with his ability to transform any song, whether it be on Spotify or a TikTok or YouTube video, into a work of art specially written for the ensemble of your choice. Even if there is no sheet music available, James can make it happen, and we are so grateful for his amazing work!

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"Easy to work with and they sounded great. Great repertoire to start off with, and they learned an arrangement that we picked out and sent to them. Great communication and organization. We got a lot of compliments from guests at our wedding, and we love watching our video back and listening to them."

Reviewed On 12/29/2019 by Megan H

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