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. Jon also received a 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from ASCAP for his merits as a composer and arranger.
Still early in his career, Jon has already performed and recorded with a variety of artists reflecting his wide musical interests, including the Bob Mintzer Big Band, John Daversa Progressive Big Band, the Kyle Athayde Dance Party, Dave Matthews Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, among others, and at venues such as Yoshi’s Oakland, the Jazz Standard in New York, the Blue Whale in Los, Angeles, the Monterey and Montreal Jazz Festivals, Rose Hall and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Staples Center.
Jon is active as an educator, having been faculty at the Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and guest clinician at the Sitka Jazz Festival. He also works as a composer and bandleader with the New York City based jazz-rock fusion band XD 7 (with two self-released recordings), a 9-piece project called Jon Hatamiya and Friends, and the Jon Hatamiya Big Band, as well as several other small ensembles under his own name. Jon received his Bachelor of Music degree in jazz trombone performance from Manhattan School of Music (where he also was given the John Clark award for excellence in brass performance) his Master of Music in jazz studies from University of Southern California, and is a current fellow in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA.