There is so much about Jon von Boehm that speaks to both jazz and non-jazz fans. The unassuming, but ridiculously talented Nashville bassist and composer just may wind up leading the next wave in jazz-fusion, into a bright, new, and relevant future. With his self-titled debut album of original material just out, von Boehm may also very well give the cool kids — pop and R&B — a run for the money. – Carol Banks Weber–
Jon von Boehm is a busy in demand bass player from Nashville TN. He started playing the bass 29 years ago. Playing in churches at a young age is where he learned how to play in a live setting with other musicians. From that point on he was forever hooked.
In his late teens Jon discovered jazz and started plying the music with seasoned musicians three times his age. At the same time he started working in studios playing on sound tracks for television show’s and commercials. During this time he was also working with many other local artists in Erie Pa. where he grew up.
Prior to his move to Nashville he spent time in FL. studying with bass guitar great Jeff Berlin who was already one of his biggest influences. While there Jon started working with many other musicians in the Tampa area which kept him on top of his game. In the midst’s of his busy schedule there he was balancing musical studies at the Players School of Music.
Jon has stepped out on his own recently with his first self-titled release, which futures some of the best musicians in Nashville and abroad.
As of late, he has been busy leader, and collaborates with other artists which has brought him the acclaim of his peers and reviewers.
Jon is known for his technical ability, but still retains a passionate fluid style where the song always comes first. Jon continues to stay busy on the road, in the studio, and doing clinics.
A few of the artists he has worked with include:
The Jiosa On The Edge Project (co-writer)
251 Jazz Trio
The Spitting Image
Jazz in Your Faith
The Other I