Jon traces his roots back to Southern Wisconsin where his passion for music developed at the age of seven with his very first piano lesson. In his early teen years Jon's talent shifted into high gear on guitar inspired by the appearance of the Beatles on American television in February of 1964.
After performing through his high school years, his dream of becoming a professional player was realized as Jon began blending his singer/songwriter persona on the university coffeehouse circuit as well as an outstanding lead guitarist for touring rock acts based in the Midwest. Jon's bands opened for several sold-out arena shows that included headliners Foghat, Styx, the Grass Roots and Doctor Hook to name just a few.
In 1982 working with a Madison, Wisconsin-based group, he helped pen the tribute song Brew Crew of baseball's Milwaukee Brewers' exciting run in the 1982 World Series. The song hit the Top Ten charts in Wisconsin for several weeks, and included a performance by Jon and the group at Milwaukee County Stadium before the first World Series game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jon's discography now includes two singles and eight albums. His first two, Appearance and Two Sides To Every Story are a combination of guitar and piano cuts featuring Jon's lyrical vocals. Next came the keyboard and piano CDs of Gem Mystique.
Galfano Piano, Pacific Point Of View, and Going Home showcasing Jon's piano compositions.
His passion for guitar once again takes center stage with the release of his latest three CDs Simple Man, Cascadia and Five Crowns. Each album provides unique guitar instrumentals in the legendary tradition of performers Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and the late great solo guitarist Michael Hedges, but with Jon's own creative and unique style.
The town of Ashland, nestled in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, is where Jon calls home, providing the perfect inspiration and setting for his music.