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He was the owner/operator of Monastic Chambers Recorded Media, Inc until 2007, when he took a position as a Audio technology consultant and sales person at Sweetwater sound, where he currently works, along with freelance engineering and working with clients out of his home based studio called “The Cloister.”
Jon had a very musical childhood, and was frequently the winner of competitions throughout his educational experience. In 1985, He graduated with a bachelors degree in music composition from Wheaton Conservatory of Music, and then went on to Wheaton graduate School where he studied audio engineering.
In the year 2000, he began Dream Rodeo at the urging of his friend Jeff Britton, who brought his niece, Lydia Brown to the studio to sing a Greek Orthodox Chant called “Wonders.” Jon has been working obsessively on that project since that day!
Along with Dream Rodeo, Jon has engineered countless albums and individual song projects for regional artists as well as worked on the national music scene. A number of his national credits are listed below.
Jon lives in New Haven, Indiana with his wife Vivien, his Daughter, and his two Cats, Angel and Jester.
A partial resume:
Along with countless local and regional acts, Jon has worked with a number of national artists. Some of these include:
Gucci Mane, “Zone 6” single
Amanda Perez, “Hand Of Fate” album
Ernie Johnson “Squeeze It” album
LeRoy “Sugarfoot” Bonner from “the Ohio Players” vocal sessions
DJ Mr. Mix from 2LiveCrew, Production of single for regional act “Third Frame”
Joyce Lawson “Chapter 3″album on Phat Sound Records
Franko Johnson, “Live in Atlantic City” album mixing, “This must be a Chaeatin’ Town” album, “Sad Day In America” Single, As well as recording the Frank-O Smooth Soul Hour (nationally syndicated radio show) for ten years.
Benny C “Uncle Ben’s Country Soul” restoration/remastering
Scott Mathews, producer/owner Tiki town studios. Co-production and engineering on four regional albums
Gwen McCrea “Still Rockin'” instrumental track for single
“The Rise of the Creative Class” Book on CD by Richard Florida
“Nature Trust” radio show for Indiana Public Radio
Ongoing commercial campaign for Indiana Hoosier Lottery.
In store commercial campaign for Toys Are Us, as well as product development for Barnes & Noble through Britton Marketing & Design Group