Jon has been playing drums for 17 years. He attended Mililani high school where he played percussion in the concert band and marching band. He study drums with Chuck James for several years.  After graduating high school he moved to California where he attended Los Angeles College of music for two years. There he studied under some of the best in the business with Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey,Tony Alvarez and a number of other musicians. After graduating, he stayed in Los Angeles playing in performing in the local scene for a number of years before moving back to Hawaii in 2016.