About Jon
Jon Garner, Guitarist, is a gigger, studio musician, and perpetual student. He holds an Bachelor of Music Degree from University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a Master of Music Degree from San Diego State University. He has played thousands of gigs all across the United States, but primarily slowly crawls the freeways of Southern California on the way to the next gig. He has played in every kind of band, from classical to jazz, bluegrass to punk.
He has studied privately with the great masters, Yusef Lateef, Stephane Wrembel and Gonzalo Bergara, and was lucky enough to glean some insights from both Joe Pass and Jim Hall, personally. Their wisdom planted the seeds that would become the G Way, use a little to get a lot, simplify.
Jon has been teaching for 20 years. Many of his students have become professional musicians themselves, but he teaches beginners and experts alike. He teaches in his private studio, at Palomar College, San Diego School of the Creative and Performing Arts, and online. So far, knock on wood, all of his students have passed their auditions, due to their hard work and Jon’s no-nonsense approach to playing guitar. He is excited to share his system with his first book, Crash Course In Jazz Rhythm Guitar, already used by over 1,000 guitarists to date.