Jon Blanchette Group

Jon Blanchette Group

 New York City, New York, USA
BandJazzAmbient

Jon Blanchette is a guitarist out of Brooklyn. The group plays jazz standards, with a vast repertoire covering early swing and bebop all the way up to music by current artists like Pat Metheny and Chick Corea.
The group is highly professional and adaptable, having played a wide variety of gigs - Restaurants, weddings, office parties, fundraisers, bars, cocktail lounges , even a living room or two. All musicians like to be front-and-center, but we know how to be unobtrusive as well.

Biography

Jon Blanchette is a guitarist currently residing in New York. Beginning on violin and trumpet at age 9, Jon picked up the guitar at 16 after being inspired by groups like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles. He began playing professionally at 19, touring the New England area with various groups. After graduating from Plymouth State University with a degree in Jazz Performance, he resided in Istanbul for 2 years, where he performed and soaked up the sounds of the Near East.

Recently moving to New York in 2010, Jon has since come to create the Jon Blanchette Quartet, Jon Blanchette Trio, and the jazz-fusion group Over the Limit. In winter of 2011 he became a member of the The Low-End Initiative (led by bassist Steven Husted), playing all-original fusion works.

Discography

Samurai Standards - 2012