Based out of Philadelphia since 2008, Jon has quickly developed a reputation as a diverse performer and carved out a niche for himself on the Philadelphia scene. An avid educator, Jon splits his time between performing and teaching, both privately and at the collegiate level.
Comfortable in a variety of styles, Jon can be heard recorded or performing with/at; The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, Benny Golson, Wayne Bergeron, Mats Holmquist, The Walnut Street Theatre, R. Kelly and more.
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Jonathan Shaw was born in London, Ontario. During his high school career, he was chosen for numerous State and National Honour bands. Upon arriving in Philadelphia, he attended University of the Arts, where he was a student of Matt Gallagher and George Rabbai earning a degree in Jazz Studies. Since that time, he has completed his Master’s Degree in Classical Trumpet Performance at Temple University, where he was a student of Jeffrey Curnow and David Bilger. Jon has competed at the national level at National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, Virginia, and in Fall 2013 was the featured soloist with The Temple University Wind Symphony, performing Arutunian's "Concerto in Ab."
Jon maintains a regular performance schedule in Philadelphia. He can be heard playing in a number of local theaters, and has performed or recorded with The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Jon Faddis, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Bergeron, Terell Stafford, Randy Brecker, Kenny Barron, Bobby Shew, Dick Oatts, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, Tony Kadleck, Delfeyo Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Ocean City Pops, The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Norman David and The Eleventet, and Rodney Mack and the Philadelphia Big Brass.
Asked about his diverse performance resume, Jon replies, "The modern freelance trumpeter must be equally comfortable in a wide array of musical settings. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of styles, and consider myself a student of the trumpet - in all it's forms and uses."