8.25.15 / Last Two Summer Shows This Thursday & Saturday

Last Spring, I was closing out my first year of grad school, and came to the realization that I had the opportunity, time, and financial need to pick up summer shows. I reached out to a few people, and posted to Facebook… And wow did you respond!

With your help and support, I performed 50 shows this summer, and that is a great summer job! Thank you to Chef John of Papps, Cathy Kelly of Michael’s Pasta in the Pan, Derek Panaia of the Rapids, Suzanne Boniface, Nabil Hannoush of Shortstop Bar & Grill, Aaron Lewis of Staind, Tim Van Epps and Kirsten Wedegartner, Bill of 7B’s, and The Westwood for having me in to entertain your guests. It is an honor and responsibility I take seriously.

However, the hockey season and academic year is starting again, and it’s back to the ice rink and classroom for me. In addition, I’ll be undergoing surgery in both hands at New England Baptist Hospital on September 4. It seems that what began as tingling and numbness were signs of carpal tunnel syndrome – which is now at the severe stage. I’ll be unable to play for a little bit… And then I’ll be in the studio in Vermont with Ryan Dubois beginning my next record. But I’ll make sure to post here when I am playing again.

Thank you again, try to make it to one of these two dinner shows, and see you next summer!

8.3.15 / ITAC and August Dates

Wow, who would’ve thought that this would be the fifth time opening for Aaron Lewis of Staind?!? The annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Golf Tournament on August 1st was a great opportunity to raise money and contribute to the It Takes A Community Foundation. It is an honor to be asked to perform for such a dedicated group of fans, many of whom have become friends.

If you haven’t seen Jon perform in a while, there are plenty of opportunities in the local Western Massachusetts area to catch him during the month of August. Just be sure to check the shows page, and say hey to Jon during the evening!


6.30.15 / Summer Performances

Catch some music before the holiday this week… Thursday is a return to the Hilltowns – for the first time, at the Rapids in Huntington! Michaels Pasta in the Pan is closed this weekend, so we’ll be back in Wilbraham next week! Check out my shows page for other summer performances, including the 4th Annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament, supporting the It Takes a Community Foundation in August.

Jon at Papps



4.25.15 / Join Jon on Fridays

Come join Jon on Friday evenings from 6-9pm for a dinner set and exquisite dining at Michael’s Pasta in the Pan, Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA.




8.20.14 / Looking forward to Fall

Jon closed out the summer with a benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School and a few final tour dates with the band. Looking forward to solo appearances in the New England region this fall. Contact Jon to book your holiday or special event (think house concert!).

Benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School in Otis, MA

Benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School in Otis, MA

7.11.14 / A Show for a Good Cause

Farmington River Elementary School Auction Fundraiser

On Tuesday, August 12th, Jon will be in Otis, Massachusetts, with guitar and saxophone in hand to perform a benefit concert for Farmington River Elementary School.  While he performs, the Farmington River Elementary School PTA is excited to present a silent auction, as well as hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting provided by Furnace Brook Winery of Hilltop Orchards in Richmond, MA. All proceeds will be used for playground improvements and outdoor enrichment opportunities for the students of Farmington River Elementary School. Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite. For more information on Farmington River Elementary School, visit the school web site.

7.10.14 / Missed the Show on June 27th?

photo129Did you miss your chance to see Jon open for Aaron Lewis, Staind and Shinedown at the Pines? Well you’re in luck.

You can see him open for Aaron on August 9th for the 3rd Annual Aaron Lewis Charity Golf Tournament, Auction and Outdoor Concert Performance at Crumpin-Fox Club in beautiful Bernardston, Massachusetts.

All benefits go to It Takes A Community Foundation (ITACF), a 501c3 non-profit founded by Aaron and his wife Vanessa for the purpose of funding vital programs and services to communities in need. Don’t miss out on this fun event – it’s a really great time for a wonderful cause!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

4.17.14 / See Jon Open for Aaron Lewis on June 27th

Jon will be opening the Aaron Lewis and Friends It Takes a Community Foundation Concert at the Pines Theater at Look Park on Friday, June 27th. Keep an eye out for other acts that will be announced.

Jon will be performing songs from his latest recording, “Songs To Go With Your Morning Coffee,” available immediately as a CD, and soon on Amazon & iTunes!

Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster here.