Professionally trained in Apple Logic Pro
and Advanced Logic Pro through
Mac Audio Trainers,
New York, NY.
a music production/music composition/song development and sound design
company based in New York, NY. Services are subdivided into areas for artists (production and song developmentfor recording and performing artists), commercial (composition and sound design for music production houses, filmmakers, advertising and marketing agencies) and events (composition and sound design for weddings and events for individuals or event planners).
is a songwriter, keyboardist, piano performer, producer and arranger
who has played, recorded and performed on three continents.
Jon first arranged and performed music featured in the documentary My Dinner With Abbie
(1991), featured at the Berlin and L.A. Film Festivals, and aired on
PBS television; he has since composed music appearing in numerous film as well
as television, stage and commercial projects. He was awarded the John Muir Award from the Yosemite Film Festival (2009) for original music in the television series Tales from the Trail.
Jon composed music for the New York stage production Oh, Those Beautiful Weimar Girls
(2008-10) and Hypnotik: The Seer Will Doctor You Now (2011) through the New Stage Theatre Company (New York) and presented at La
Mama e.t.c., which received favorable reviews (including "...an
evocative musical score," Off-Off Online).
His music also appears in a new web series Child of the 70's as well as in an interactive media application German Traces.
His single Pride and its successor Pride 2009
received worldwide airplay, print mentions and garnered radio
interviews. The original was named #1 Song of the Year 2000 on the
Outvoice™ Top-40 Tracks Chart, and was named by "Queer Vinyl" on KPFK
Los Angeles as one of the ten queer songs that "shaped our musical
history." The 2009 version is accompanied by a video, which is
currently being slated for North American broadcast television.
Jon's own releases include 1919 (2008) and Pride at 40 (2009).
On radio, Jon has been featured on numerous radio programs in the U.S. and Europe. In print, Jon's been featured in Billboard, many local, regional and national publications, as well as in Ed Karvoski, Jr.'s 2002 book Award Winning Men. He is a member of Outmusic™, in which he won 'Outstanding Songwriter' and was nominated for 'Outmusician Of The Year' in the first annual Outmusic (OMA) Awards, 2001, was a 2004 OMA nominee for Out Song (Proud and Free), and a 2009 nominee for Outstanding Producer and Outstanding Instrumental/Soundtrack Composer as well as a Stonewall Society Pride Award recipient in 2002.
Jon is a full writer member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), in which he received numerous ASCAPlu$™ awards, and a publisher member (as JGLsongs LLC).