Jon von Boehm Spotlight

"Funk in a Bizzle" from his CD Jon von Boehm
TGS Spotlight Player from December 12, 2014

RECOMMENDED BY: John Haring, Executive Producer - Featuring Jon von Boehm on bass guitar, Jonathan Crone on guitar, Michael Green on drums

JON VON BOEHM is a busy in-demand bass player from Nashville, Tennessee. He started playing the bass 29 years ago after his dad tossed a bass in his hands and said “play it!” Playing in churches at a young age is where he quickly realized that the “low end is the glue that holds it all together.” From that point on he was forever hooked.

In his late teens, Jon discovered jazz and started plying the music with seasoned musicians three times his age. At the same time he started working in studios playing on soundtracks for television shows and commercials. During this time he was also working with many other local artists in Erie, Pennsylvania where he grew up.

Prior to his move to Nashville, he spent time in Florida, studying with bass guitar great Jeff Berlin who was already one of his biggest influences. While there, Jon started working with many other musicians in the Tampa area, which kept him busy. In the midst of his busy schedule there, he was balancing musical studies at the Players School of Music.

Jon is known for his technical ability, but still retains a passionate fluid style where the song always comes first. Jon continues to stay busy on the road, in the studio, and doing clinics.

A few of the artists he has worked with include: Dann Glenn Trio, Lara Landon, Dillon Dixon, Denny Jiosa, Bryan Clark, Will Champlin, Brittini Black, The Jiosa On The Edge Project (co-writer), 251 Jazz Trio, The Spitting Image, Jazz in Your Faith, Mannah, Westbrook, Olivia Dunkle, Josh Paulson, The Other I, Kenny Zarider, Jonathan Crone, J4 Trio and Song of Return.

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