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Jon will be in Rochester for the foreseeable future, at college, studying music performance. He is seeking a bass player and rhythm guitar player for a blues/country project. Vocals a plus. Candidates should be under 30 and be able to travel.

Jon has a new Facebook page. It’s his Official Artist Page, where you’ll find content not available anywhere else. 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.)

In all likelihood, Jon will be in the Upstate New York area for at least the foreseeable future. He has been accepted at a Rochester area college as a Music Performance Major. He starts September, 2016. This will allow him to continue to perform in the Upstate and Western New york areas.

Friday, March 25th, Jon performed at the Buffalo, NY Motorama for the fourth straight year. The Motorama is one of the biggest car shows in the Northeast. It was held at the Buffalo Convention Center.

Jon recently spearheaded “Hoops for Holy Childhood”, a basketball tournament put on by his 12th grade leadership class. Students in his school formed teams and competed for bragging rights while raising over $500.00 for Holy Childhood, a Rochester, NY agency which incorporates a school and adult services for people with developmental disabilities. Please visit to see what wonderful work they do. Please mention Jon’s name if you choose to support Holy Childhood.

So many have asked for JON DRETTO T-shirts that we’re now working on it. We’ll announce it here when they’re available.

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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Jon Dretto