Jon Ballantyne

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Birthday
8, 1963
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1963 (age 54)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Award-winning jazz artist whose musicality was informed by his initial interest in blues, classical music, and garage rock.

Before Fame

He resided in Park Slope, Brooklyn, during the 1990s, where he participated in afternoon jam sessions that he credited with developing his creativity, thanks to the musicians' focus on experimentation.

Trivia

He won two Juno Awards for his 1988 album Sky Dance, which featured legendary saxophonist Joe Henderson.

Family Life

His parents were jazz enthusiasts, and his father Fred was a pianist. He was introduced to the recordings of many jazz greats because of them.

Associated With

He and his mother attended an Oscar Peterson concert when he was just five, but it had a profound impact on him.