Playtime Music Session
Jon grew up listening to his father's lullabies, his grandmother's piano and his mother's record collection of soul and country music. He credits his strong sense of rhythm to the days spent dancing around the house to those classic songs. After high school, Jon was accepted to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, again separating him from the musical pack. After careful consideration, he decided to overstep Berklee and begin working directly on his music career. Jon then relocated to Portland, Maine and attended the University of Southern Maine's intensive Jazz program while writing and recording music for his first release. "Simple" was released independently in 2004. The summer of 2006 saw Jon performing in front of his largest audience to date, 'as many people as the eye could see.' The event was Portland, Maine's annual Old Port Festival. His solo set was a huge hit with the crowd and his inventory of CDs sold out immediately after his performance. This reaffirmed his faith in people and their need for music as inspiration. 2006 also saw another independent release, "Change". This sophomore release reveals Jon's maturity as a songwriter, reaching far beyond his age in years. In 2008 Jon has opened for Livingston Taylor, been featured in many new publication and releaseed his third CD The playtime music session. Jon had the great opportunity to record and mix his new album at The Playtime Music Studio in Somerville, MA with the wonderful Tom Dube behind the board. The album was recorded in one magical day. Check it out...