Jon Menges



Area of Study

Summer Arts Program

Career Highlights

Jon Menges has been taught music technology and jazz at Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program since 2012. He also teaches in Manhattan and performs throughout the tri-state area.

A trumpeter, composer, arranger, and teacher, Jon’s creative musical programs have delighted audiences in the Chicago area for many years. He has performed with such great artists as Cab Calloway, Lou Rawls, Neil Sadaka, Leslie Uggams, Joel Gray, Jim Nabors, Freddie Cole, and Jon Faddis. He has traveled the world playing shows on cruise ships and has toured the US with the orchestras of Russ Morgan and Guy Lombardo and with the Broadway show Copacabana. A highlight of his career has been subbing for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in NYC. Jon plays, writes and teaches all styles of music.