Jon first began playing the guitar at the age of 10, studying both classical and
electric throughout his formative years. By 13 he was already performing regularly
in local rock bands and in 1998 was a finalist in Guitarist magazine’s Young Guitarist
of the Year.
He went on to study jazz at Middlesex University, graduating in 2006 with first-class
honours. Whilst there, he received tuition from guitarists Mike Outram and Carl Orr.
He held the guitar chair in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) from 2007-2010
and during his time there, played with artists such as Buddy Greco, John Dankworth,
Norma Winstone and Stan Sulzmann. He is featured on their album “When You’re Ready”,
recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in 2008.
He has also performed with numerous other jazz orchestras including the Jay Craig
Orchestra, Sinatra Live at the Sands tribute, Callum Au Big Band and Henry Armburg
Jennings Big Band. Other artists he has played with include Pop Idol finalist Darius
Campbell and Newton Faulkner.
He has performed in various musical theatre productions, including West End show
Zorro the Musical, which ran at the Garrick Theatre from 2008-2009.
Jon is also active as an educator, for more information please visit the teaching