Hi Everyone, Hope you enjoy my maiden voyage as a published cartoonist. This cartoon was recently published in Berklee Today magazine centerfold page.
Here is a video of Jon in concert with one of his Creative Workshop Ensembles in Perugia, Italy. The comprovisation is titled The Coronation and is totally improvised from basic indications; no written music. I hope you enjoy this inspired performance by this wonderful group. Thanks to my friend and translator Nicola Cordisco! Here is the [...]
Here is a link for a Rubbertellie Video filmed at Bishop’s College School in Quebec. The performance includes a lecture about the origins and philosophy of the Rubbertellie, one of Jon’s inventions. The composition is Brother Sharpe composed by Jon for a dear friend D. Sharpe. Telecaster modified to play “Brother Sharp” I hope you [...]
My new book Fresh Music is now available. Fresh Music has really nice reviews already! The book chronicles the many years, since the 1970’s, of the Creative Workshop Ensemble(CreW) at Berklee College of music and internationally. Bill Frisell and Joe Cohn were in the very first CreW at Berklee in 1978. The book is for [...]
The Creative Workshop Ensemble at Berklee College of Music was a lot of fun this semester. I had a great CreW to work with and the highlight was the production of an opera for my grand daughter Isabel Rose. Finger puppets in the guise of Louis Armstrong, Ms. Piggy, Marilyn Monroe, Puccini, and of course, [...]
These are some shots made in Melbourne at NMIT of a concert and some lectures featuring Rubbertellie Murals in which I produce murals and sound art simultaneously.
Thank you so much for your questions concerning my books The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory. Please keep those questions coming in. I especially love seeing and hearing any ideas you have inspired by the books. And I hope your chord dictionary grows big and fat with the help of [...]
“Jon what are you doing with that poor Rubbertellie!!” Visitors to my website have been curious about the opening photo of myself with the Rubbertellie. This was taken during a performance of Rubbertellie Murals at Gallery 119. In this piece I perform a musical piece as well as produce a painting, in this case a [...]