Jon has been in the Music Entertainment Industry for decades, a “Child Prodigy” being on the stage since the age of 10, that’s 40+ years in the biz! Jon performed both live music and DJ in Michigan from 1980 to 1991 When he relocated to Southwest FL after graduating from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Detroit, MI.
While in Michigan, this Village of Clarkston native had to opportunity to perform at several notable venues in Southern Lower Michigan:
The Pontiac Silverdome, Pine Knob, The Roostertail, The Barrister House, the Deer Lake Racket Club, Lovett Hall @ Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village, Salfridge Air National Guard Base,
(And thousands more you’ve probably never heard of)
From 1986 to July of 1991 Jon also produced and directed for local cable TV productions for then United Cable of Clarkston.
Jon relocated to Southwest Fl. in 1991 and has been providing Music Entertainment in one form or another from Tampa to Naples since relocating. Jon spent 13 years as a Professional Elvis Impersonator and was the headline act with his Oldies Band for 3 different Cruise Lines on 5 cruises. Jon has performed in Oldies Bands, Country Bands and Classic Rock Bands and is well versed in the music from 1945 to 1990. Jon even had the privilege to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 with Jim Ed Brown. Jon has an obsession with music and has a personal collection of thousands and thousands of CD’s.
Jon spent a good deal of time in the Radio Biz in southwest Fl. as well. Back in the early 90’s, Jon was the Morning DJ on WAMR 1320 AM in Venice FL……….When the station was “Oldies”………When it was in Venice………when it was WAMR…….lol. Jon has also worked both on – air and or sales for the following Southwest FL. Stations. WEEJ, WKII, WTMY, WENG,
Over the years Jon has had the opportunity to work with a few well known celebrities:
Charles Allen Martin(Drummer/Vocalist for Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band
Susie Kaine(Keyboardist for: Razzie Bailey, ? and the Mysterians, and Meatloaf)
Pete Woodman(Drummer for Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner & The Frost and The Bossmen,
Jim Ed Brown(Nashville performer)
Al Harrington (Played “Ben” on Hawaii 5-0, had night club in Hawaii)
Debbie Brady(Branson, MO. performer)
……..and several more!