Originally from New Jersey, living and working in Los Angeles, CA. In 2016, Jon received his Doctorate in Musical Arts Degree from USC's Thornton School of Music with an emphasis in Studio Jazz Guitar. Jon has supplemented his academic training with private study in counterpoint and orchestration from some of the best in the industry. This combination of knowledge and skills has helped him create a unique fusion or popular and traditional languages that translates to today's moving pictures and stage. Jon writes, performs and produces music working across the film, advertising, and TV industries. Outside the film medium, he often collaborates with various singer-songwriters and works as a studio and performing guitarist. He is an active educator and mentor.