Comprised of 6 childhood freinds in their 20's, The Jons exemplify the meaning of what it means to be a dynamic group.
The Jons quickly forged ahead in their music careers by starting work on their first album with Jim Waters (Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) at Waterworks West Recording. The resulting album Wine at the Hilltop (2002) showed amazing skills and rocksensibility, producing album sales of over 5,000 in Tucson alone, and their sophmore album The Jons Greatest Hits Vol 2(2006) is well on its way of trumping Hilltop's sucess.
Their blazing horns, ability to rock bilingually, look and attitude have enabled The Jons’ to captivate crowds across the country with their ecclectic/pop-rock sound.
the jons bio
Loved in their hometown of Tucson for their zany stage antics and catchy songs, the Jons are ready to take the world by storm with the release of their newest album The Jons’ Greatest Hits Pt. 2.
The six childhood friends from Nogales, AZ showed a knack for strong musicianship and work ethic early on in their music careers, opening up for local favorites like Ozomatli and many international acts alike.
The Jons quickly forged ahead in their music careers by starting work on their first album with Jim Waters (Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) at Waterworks West Recording. The resulting album Wine at the Hilltop (2002) showed amazing skills and rocksensibility for musicians of so young an age and their efforts were rewarded with album sales of over 5,000 in Tucson alone.
Their successful 2004 tour of the West Coast and increasingly larger local audiences have proved the Jons’ ability to captivate sold-out crowds with their ecclectic/pop-rock sound, look and attitude. Maybe it’s their blazing horns, maybe it’s their ability to rock bilingually or maybe it’s just their whole package, but the Jons have what it takes to create a unique and memorable mark on world music.
The Jons have gone on to perform with acts such as Kinky,Seether,Babasonicos,The Gin Blossoms,English Beat,Molotov,Cafe Tacuba,Ozomatli,Gomez,The Twilight Singers,Spoon,Zoe,Alex Sintek,El Tri and many more.
The Jons feature:
Jon Villa -- trumpet/vocals
Javier Gamez -- trumpet/guitar/vocals
James Peters -- drums
Jason Urman -- saxophone/keyboard/vocals
Charlie “C-Rod” Rodriguez -- guitar/keyboard/vocals
Ricky “X” Custodio -- bass/vocals