Jon Seiger (Trumpet, Piano,Vocals) studied with Jimmy Giuffre, John McNeill, and trumpet great Roy Eldridge, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, and is one of very few performing deaf musicians. Jon has played with such notables as The Drifters, The Shirelles, Ella Fitzgerald, Doc Cheatham, Marty Napoleon, Joe Muranyi, D*** Katz, Chuck Folds, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Eckstine, Arvell Shaw, Panama Francis, Joe Williams, Bob Haggart, Oliver Jackson, Bobby Pratt, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Gap Mangione, Nancy Kelly, Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy McPartland, Sammy Price, D*** Oakley, Ken Peplowski, Sol Yaged, Fred Raulston, Ed Polcer, Stephanie Nakasian, and many others. In 1988 he performed at Carnegie Hall with the Hi-Tops . Jon was the house bandleader at The King Cole Room at The St. Regis Hotel in New York City for 3 years. Although Jon is deaf, he swings with many bands, including the All-Stars , the Metropolitan Stompers, the Hi-Tops, and the Rhythm Aces, and has played with several surviving members of Louis Armstrong's band. Jon has performed in England, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Spain. Jon performs several times a year in Argentina, Jamaica, Canada, and many other places in the United States and around the world.
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