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The Modern Country-Rock Jon Dretto Band, is now booking festivals, corporate events, private parties, concerts and a limited number of club dates, beginning July, 2017. The band is based in Rochester, NY, but will travel. Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Syracuse are well within range. They are four very talented musicians; two guitars, bass and drums and all four sing lead. The band is currently in rehearsals. Please contact Jon’s management by clicking on Contact and then the Booking link.
The Buffalo Motorama was great again. This was Jon’s fourth straight year performing at one of the biggest and best car shows in the Northeast. He met Wayne Carini, from Chasing Classic Cars and Twiggy Tallant, from Vegas Rat Rods. They were both very gracious and posed for photos.
Jon was recently informed that he has received a full tuition scholarship and, as a Music Performance Major, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester, 2016.
Jon is excited to be studying with two world-class musicians; Mr. Robert (Bob) Sneider, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, Eastman School of Music and Mr. John Nyerges, an amazing jazz pianist, Monroe Community College, Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Fashion Week Rochester 2016, Jon performed solo for the finale on Saturday, October 15, under the giant tent in downtown Rochester, for a crowd of 1000. He walked the runway while playing his take on the rock classic, Hotel California. He also modeled Thursday. Great event benefiting the Center For Youth. Fashion Week photo by Brandon Vick.
Jon was honored to perform at the 9-11 commemoration for the Laddermen MC Club in Rochester, NY. the Laddermen are current and former Firefighters from the Rochester, NY Fire Department.
Jon has a new Facebook page. It’s his Official Artist Page, where you’ll find content not available anywhere else. http://facebook.com/jondrettoartist/. The link can also be found on the LINKS page. Please like his Artist page.
Jon and good friend, Chet Catallo, former Spyro Gyra guitarist, tore it up at Murph’s, Irondequoit, NY. As one of the band members described it; “It was epic!” (See photo #1 in the Gallery.)
Jon recently performed in Nashville at two great blues clubs; the Bourbon Street Boogie Bar and B.B. King’s. Stacy Mitchhart, Jon’s good friend and a top Nashville musician, hosted Jon with his killer band.
Thanks to the Western New York Blues Society for the glowing review of Jon’s CD. To visit their web site go to Jon’s links page.
Jon’s CD is available at the House Of Guitars in Rochester, New York. It’s displayed in the guitar department, just inside the front door. Also available on this web site, downloadable and all the standard online outlets.
PRS does it again with a fabulous new amp. Jon’s Archon 50 watt combo amp is here! At just 18 years of age, Jon is very proud to have been a Paul Reed Smith Guitars Artist since 2013.
Jon is an Ernie Ball Strings Endorser. He uses Cobalt Slinky 9’s on all his PRS electric guitars.
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