HARRISON AVENUE-STREET OF DREAMS

STUTTGART BALLET'S:

DANCE OF THE MOLECULES

RELAXATION IN FLIGHT BY SWISSAIR

B GIRLS

JOHNNY OTIS, SOLOMON BURKE, FOREIGNER

COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH, STEEL PULSE

JAMES COTTON, LES MC CANNSHEILA E

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD, GEORGE DUKE, YELLO

SHUGGIE OTISELVIN BISHOP, CAL TJADER

JORGE SANTANA, ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER

ROY HARGROVE, ISMAEL MIRANDA, AZTECA

ANTHONY QUINN, MANU DIBANGOMALO

NENAPETE ESCOVEDOMAX LAESSER

MICHAL URBANIAK, CATERINA VALENTE

GARY BARTZ, RAY OBIEDO, THE RUBINOOS

PHIL MANZANERA, CARLOS "PATATO" VALDES

ANITA KERR, THE EARTHQUAKE, BILLY COBHAM

DOUBLE, EDDIE "CLEANHEAD" VINSON

MONTY ALEXANDER, ROBERTO BORELL

LEN "BOOGSIE" SHARPE, LUIS GAZCA

BILL SUMMERS, MUSTAPHA "TETTEY" ADDY

DIDIER LOCKWOOD, DAVE VALENTIN, AYUB OGADA

MICHAEL "KOSCHO" KOSCHORRECK

RALF ILLENBERGER, BERNARD ALLISON, ED KELLY

PHARAOH SAUNDERS,  ARTIE WEBB

XAVIER NAIDOO, NORMAN CONNERS

THE PYRAMIDS, ANDY NARELL, BUEDI SIEBERT

POLO HOFER, HENRI GUEDON, LENNY PICKETT

ARMANDO PERAZA, JOHN SANTOS, FRANK BINER

JEFF NARELL, STEVE TURRE, KLAUS LAGE

LOU RAWLS, UDO JUERGENS

RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT







SWISSAIR

NISSAN

SWISS PTT

MARS

RAIDER

ADIA INSURANCE

CITY DISK

MIGROS

VOEGELI SHOES

ABOUT JON

DANCE AND THEATER PROJECTS

The Percussion Sounds of Jon have been sampled in Technics Keyboards

FILM SOUNDTRACKS

STUTTGART BALLET

VIENNA DANCE INTENSIVE

KATHERINE DUNHAM

GWEN LEWIS

DEBORAH VAUGHN

RAKASSA DANCE THEATER

SASKIA MBOYO

CHRISTINA SHILLING

ARTISTS JON HAS WORKED WITH:

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Jon had a small role in the 60's feature film BILLY JACK

MOVIE/TV/RADIO ADS

Born Darrell Jon Otis on June 12th 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jon grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked as a musician since the age of fifteen. From the late 60's he played with a wide variety of artists, groups, music, dance and theater projects. Music styles have ranged from Rock, Pop, Folk, Jazz, Classical, Blues, RnB and Funk to African, Brazilian, Latin, New Age and World Music.


Jon played drums in his legendary father's group The Johnny Otis Show in the early 70's as well as with other  popular groups from the Bay Area. This laid a solid foundation for Jon's future work. His love for African and African-Caribbean rhythms combined with his strong East Bay Jazz and RnB roots have created a unique style Jon calls his "BluBeatz Sound".


In the late 1970's Jon travelled to Europe and he ended up residing  there for twenty five  years. During that time he composed, arranged and recorded many original songs. Engaged by many popular artists Jon toured worldwide performing on stage and embellishing many of their recordings in the studio.

Jon released his first solo LP

DOUBLE AGENT in Switzerland in 1985


In 1993 he released his first CD

THE SUN, THE MOON

AND THE STARS


In 1995 Jon released  a CD of rhythms and songs called JODIWA


He is currently working on a project of instrumental music called

SPACE OF HEARTS


Jon has also composed music for

Film Soundtracks, Dance, Theater, Ads for movies theaters, radio and television as well as projects for other artists.