Jon Wilson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. He currently plays with the Eddie Picard Jazz Quartet every Friday at the Longbranch Hotel in Cedar Rapids.
Jon’s upbeat personality lends him to a partiality for sunny weather, witty movies, and funny tv shows. He loves to stay healthy by cooking and doing yoga and has a soft spot for furry creatures!
Jon recently formed a new band, The Murphtones, with members of Dr. Z’s Experiment and Harmonic Order, playing a blend of funky roots rock and reggae. Also, Jon is frequently co-hosting the “Blues Jam” Tuesday evenings 8 to 11 at Parlor City in Cedar Rapids. Featured guests include: Dan Johnson, Tom Giblin, Ryan Phelan, Bryce Janey, Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin, and Jason Leroy Christensen.
He offers private lessons for the drum set and other percussion instruments, teachs concert and marching percussion at various schools, and has presented numerous clinics and workshops.