Jon Lewis began playing trumpet at 9 years old in Virginia. He studied in High School with Pat Mastroleo, the 1st chair trumpet in the US Army Band in Washington, D.C. Jon attended the University of Kansas where he studied with Roger Stoner and graduated with a trumpet performance degree in 1981. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Jon studied for several years with Jimmy Stamp. Other teachers have included Tom Stevens, Tony Plog, Armando Ghitalla, and Bob Findley.
Jon moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and has worked in many diverse settings including Big Bands, Latin Bands, Brass Quintets, Solo Performances, Orchestras, Concert Bands and everything in between. Since the 1990s Jon has been one of the Los Angeles recording players, having worked on over 500 movies and over 1000 TV and cartoon shows. He still remains busy in the live music arena as well, playing Principal Trumpet in both the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony orchestra. He is a charter member of the Los Angeles Chamber Brass Quintet which performs in the LA area. Jon has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pasadena Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Jon's solo trumpet can be heard on the TV series' JAG, Deep Space Nine, and the other Star Trek series shows. He has also been a soloist at the International Trumpet Guild, the Long Beach Symphony, the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Pasadena Symphony. Jon travels throughout the United States and internationally playing solo concerts and teaching masterclasses. He is the trumpet teacher at the California State University in Northridge, CSUN. Jon plays on around 40 or so movies each year.