Trombonist, composer, and B.A.C. Endorsing Artist Jon Hatamiya is one of the most promising trombonists to come out of the Sacramento area and is rapidly making a name for himself on both the New York and California music scenes. He was recognized in the August 1st, 2011 edition of Jet Magazine as the only trombonist on Wynton Marsalis’s list of “Who’s Got Next”, which highlighted the next generation of emerging jazz artists.
Still early in his career, Jon has already performed with a variety of artists reflecting his wide musical interests, including Dianne Reeves, James Moody, Taylor Eigsti, Stefon Harris, Dave Matthews Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, among others, and at venues such as Yoshi’s San Francisco and Oakland, the Jazz Standard in New York, the Monterey and Montreal Jazz Festivals, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Staples Center.
Jon is also active as an educator, having been on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop as a Mentor Fellow in 2012-2013, and as a composer and bandleader with the New York City based jazz-rock fusion septet XD7, the California based modern jazz quintet Nice Young Men, and the Jon Hatamiya Big Band as well as several other small ensembles under his own name.