"I've been playing harmonica off and on for about forty years.
It started when I was a teenager (my mother gave me a Marine Band in a Christmas stocking).
I played in rock bands, copped all the Paul Butterfield licks I could, but never took it real serious.
I was studying drums and vibes and learning how to play jazz."
"I knew about Toots but jazz harmonica never
really got me until I heard him live at Keystone Korner, San Francisco in 1978. I distinctly remember going
home that night and practicing scales and attempting jazz tunes, it was a real epiphany and playing jazz on the
chromatic harmonica became a focus of my musical life. Even though I consider the harmonica my instrument,
I'm better known in the SF Bay Area as a vibes player and since there's more call for jazz vibes than jazz harmonica,
vibes are what I usually play."
Jon has been performing and recording in the Bay Area for the past 35 years and his credits include: Johnny Mathis,
The Mills Brothers, Roger Williams, The Spinners, Liberace, The San Francisco Symphony, The Jofferey Ballet,
Lola Falana, Bobby Vinton, and Art Van Damme.
Jon is also a first-call studio player with commercial, movie and record dates too numerous to list.