Jon Metzger (born July 30, 1959) is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, author, and educator. Metzger was raised in McLean, Virginia, and received early musical influence from his mother, Evelyn Metzger, who was a violinist and pianist. His early music training included piano lessons, participation in the Washington, . Youth Orchestra Program (where he played the mallet percussion instruments for the first time), and private percussion study with Al Merz of the National Symphony.
Profile: American jazz vibraphonist and composer, born 30 July 1959. Vibes (Cass, Album).
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Jon Metzger was named to the 63rd annual Downbeat magazine International Critics Poll for 2015 in the vibes category. 12Jon Metzger Named to Downbeat Magazine Readers Choice Poll. Jon Metzger has been named to the 2012 Downbeat Magazine Readers Choice Poll ballot in the Vibes category. com/s/downbeat readers. 11Jon Metzger Completes New Recording with John Brown Jazz Orchestra. Jon Metzger has completed a second recording with the John Brown Jazz Orchestra for a future release on Brown Boulevard Records.
Metzger has played jazz on vibes and marimba in concerts and festivals across America and in over 20 countries. Early on, Metzger fell in love with teaching - he found it inspiring to teach music to college students. What led me to teaching was that I saw how clearly here at home in the United States we need a larger more improved, better educated audience, he explained. I recently interviewed Metzger
musical sound sources keyboard percussion music. An Introduction to Transcribing Jazz Vibes Solos. Percussive Notes (2000) Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 44-45.
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