Jon Boehm

Jon Boehm

BandJazzPop

I started playing bass about 21 years ago, and fell in love with jazz when I was 19. I have played with several acts in many different genres in that time. I’ve done studio bass work for different artists, TV commercials, and TV shows as well.

Biography


At a very early age Jon was drawn to music. When he was about 12 his father thought it would be a good idea to get him a bass guitar. Little did his dad know that would be the start of a long love affair with the instrument, and the music that he would create with it.
Jon started taking lessons from a teacher who had 20 plus years of experience. After about a year he was able to read music, and started to compose. When Jon started showing his teacher how to play certain things he decided it was time to do things on his own. Then began Jon’s education playing with many different bands, and acts all through middle school and high school.
Out of high school Jon was mentored by a great jazz musician from his hometown of Erie, Pa. He was impressed by Jon’s ability at such a young age, and decided to put him in the bass chair of all his projects. There he was, the only 18 year old playing with seasoned jazz musicians in there fifties.
At about that time Jon started doing studio work for commercials and PBS television broadcasts. Along with that he played with many different acts in Erie and the surrounding area for about 10 years until he moved to Florida in 2004 to study under the renowned bass player Jeff Berlin.
Today Jon lives in Nashville playing with amazing musicians and working in the great studios there. In 2005 he started his own record label, Space Donkey Records so he can release his own music and not just be a hired gun.
Jon is just as excited to play today as he was over 20 years ago when he got his first bass. Jon’s hope is that others can hear that passion when they listen to him play, and inspire other musicians to be great at what they do.

Discography

Projects, and artists Jon has played with:

Bassist in church worship teams 1993-present.
Metal band Forgiven.
Rock band J4 Trio.
Jazz band Jazz in Your Faith.
Country band 65 South.
Jazz and gospel band Psalm 150.
CCM artist Westbrook.
CCM artist Song of Return.
CCM artist Seek.
Jazz fusion band Jubal.
Will Champlin Band.
The Spitting Image.
Jeff Berlin.
David Vai (Drummer for Dizzy Gillespie).
Olivia Dunkle Trio.
Studio Bass for Josh Paulson.
Bassist for the sound track of the award winning PBS program Safe Harbor.
Studio Bass for John Anderson (of Yes).
Studio Bass for various commercials (television and radio), and TV shows.

Set List

Its up to the artist I’m working for.