Information and Background
Jon began performing live music in 1994, commencing on Bass Guitar and later taking up Saxophone and Guitar. He has been exposed to a wide variety of music, including Classical, Fusion, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Soul, Pop, Rock and Metal - to name but a few... At an early stage in his development he became attracted to the freedom of Melodic Improvised Music and has since appeared on several recordings in this idiom. Jon composes original music in many genres, which has included a Saxophone Prelude and a Symphony dedicated to Gustav Holst. He tutors Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone and Bass Guitar and in addition offers Other Instrument Tuition. He has also led educational forums specialising in Melodic Improvised Music.
Influences: Mark Dudley (...to whom I'll always be grateful for totally expanding my listening - thank you...!); Chas Watson; The musicians of Weather Report; Carlos Santana; Anthony Braxton; Jimmy Johnson; Allan Holdsworth; Andy Sheppard; Derryl Gabel; Chad Wackerman; Mike Stern; Dave Charnley; Jaco Pastorius; Gustav Holst; Mike Seed; Pat Metheny; John Coltrane; Scott Henderson; Miles Davis; Adolphe Sax; Steve Lodder; Elvis Presley; Emma Johnson; Frank Zappa; Tal Farlow; Steve Gray; Jan Garbarek; Paul Hotchkiss; John Scofield; George Hughes; Frank Morgan; Andy Swearman; Guthrie Govan; Joe Satriani; Ike Quebec; Tom Wilkinson; Peter Capstick; Mark King; Frank Gambale; Jean Luc Ponty; Jimi Hendrix; Paul Kinrade; Art Tatum; Simon Harvey; Janek Gwizdala; The Six Brown Brothers; John Patitucci; Claude Deppa; Hyacinthe Klose; Frank Dunnery; Roger Leece; John Barry; John Williams; Steve Carrins; Dave Carpenter; Mark Green, Victor Wooten; Henri Mancini; Anglin Buttimore; Philip Glass; Jack Thammarat; Burt Bacharach; Marcus Miller; Anthony Wellington; Gary Husband; Jason Becker; Omar Hakim; Dennis Chambers; All musicians he has performed and played with and has had the pleasure to watch or listen to.
Instruments: Bass Guitar*; Saxophone**; Electric/Acoustic Guitar***; Clarinet; Trumpet/Cornet; Irish Whistle; Flute; Native American Flute; (and (extremely) occasionally...) Piccolo***; Ocarina***; Recorder***; Drums***; Keyboards***; Voice***.
The Musicians Union
* 4, 5, 6-String & Fretless
** Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, C Melody, Tenor, Baritone
***Including Extended Range Guitar
*** These Instruments are NOT tutored.
Snap (original composition by Jon Sanders)
Jon (Bass Guitar); Brian Kinrade (Drums); Steve Gray (Keyboard)
Telephone: 613519 to arrange a lesson NOW!