Jon Challoner

Jonathan Challoner is a versatile and exciting New York based trumpet player, composer and educator.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, he began his musical career under the tutelage of great Canadian musicians such as Ingrid Jensen, Arnie Chycoski and Phil Dwyer. He relocated to Toronto to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Music at Humber College and has since been involved in every facet of the city’s culturally and stylistically diverse music scene. He is currently working towards his Master’s degree at the Juilliard School.

In addition to leading his own quintet, Jonathan is the coleader of the genre defying Heavyweights Brass Band. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Dave Douglas, Seamus Blake, Paquito D’Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo, Kermit Ruffins and the Juno Award-winning John MacLeod Orchestra, among many others.