2011 Honour Combo B
2011 Summer Jazz Workshops
A native of Waterloo, Jonny Chapman is currently on full scholarship at The Berklee School of Music where he is working towards a 5-year dual major bachelor’s degree focused in Performance and Music Education. Since moving to Boston, Jon has had the pleasure of learning from some world class musicians including John Patiucci, Eddie Gomez, George Garzone and Hal Crook among many others. He recently recorded on the debut album of a close friend, Anthony Fung, which was released in the spring of 2014. Early on, Jon took up electric and acoustic bass and later enrolled in the Humber Community Music School during high school. In addition to winning numerous awards, he was selected to be a member of the Yamaha All-Star Band and National Youth Jazz Combo. He also received the Kando Award, which is MusicFest Canada’s grand-prize awarded through a scholarship audition process. After being selected for the full scholarship 5-Week Summer Jazz Workshop at the Berklee College of Music in 2012, Jon began his full-time undergraduate studies at Berklee, where his teachers have included Terri Lyne Carrington, Rick DiMuzio, John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, and Hal Crook. As a working musician, Jon has had the distinct pleasure of performing professionally in an array of different genres, including Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin-Jazz, Funk, Jazz, Theatre, Rock and Original music (among other genres), in ensembles ranging from solo double bass to big band.