Saxophones, piano, keyboard, vocals
Jazz saxophonist, pianist, and composer Jon Blanck graduated from WestConn University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance. In addition to Charisma, Jon's performance credentials include: Funkeeboy, Peter Bernstein, P-Funk Allstars, Rico Lewis, Lige Curry, Varsity Squad, Deep Intentions, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Stars Big Band. He has performed on and recorded over 30 albums, most recently with the Verve Jazz Ensemble - their debut CD “It’s About Time" hit #5 on the Jazz Radio Charts during 2013. Jon is also a sought after writer and arranger, and has worked with the staff composers at the Apollo Theater (NYC), Joan Jett, Tye Tribbett, Joe Perry, the Michael J. Fox Benefit Concert, the Muhammed Ali “Power of Love” Gala, and Stevie Wonder’s 17th Annual “House Full of Toys” benefit concert. He also has arranged musical scores broadcasted on major television networks such as ABC, ESPN, and PBS. Jon has been teaching piano and saxophone privately for 10+ years and currently hosts clinics and master classes via the Armstrong Chamber Concert Series at schools throughout the tri-state area. In addition to piano and saxophone Jon also plays flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, and percussion. At your event, Jon can provide jazz or classical piano during the ceremony or cocktail hour.