Jon’s experiences have afforded him performances with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium. As a commercial musician, Jon has worked with: Ali Woodson of The Tempations, Greg Bonham, Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters, The Coasters, Herb Reed’s Platters, Russian Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, The Texas Tenors, The Las Vegas Tenors, Finis Henderson, Kenny James, Earl Turner, Tony Tillman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and many more.
Jon Kratzer began his stuidies Professor John Almeida from the University of Central Florida in high school. Upon graduation of High School, he worked on cruise ships, as well as performing as a freelance musician on land from 2004-2011. He holds B.M. in Instrumental Performance Oklahoma City University(’15), and MMUS (’17) from UMKC. Major teachers include John Almeida, Michael Anderson, Dr. Keith Benjamin. Jon is currently pursuing a DMA at UMKC.
Jon’s philosophy of joy and music drive him daily to create something new. Jon’s passion for creating music is not limited by genre or era, rather it is fueled by the challenge of creating something new and beautiful.