From the age of 8, Jon Zeeman has been obsessed with guitars, amplifiers, wah-wah pedals, power tubes, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones.
Growing up outside NYC, he studied classical piano and decided on a career in music at the ripe age of 13. Early jobs at IHop and other occupations taught him that the business world, or anything that required waking up early was not for him, and so he spent his high school years practicing more and more and doing less and less homework. After studying music at Ithaca College for 2 years, Jon left school to play on the road. In the mid 80’s Jon moved to New York City and became involved in producing, session work and song writing, working at his “Studio Z” in a downtown loft. The New York years were punctuated by many trips to Scandinavia, where he toured and recorded with several groups.
Jon began performing his own music in the mid 90’s working regularly at the “55” Club and other downtown venues. Leaving NYC at the birth of his daughter, Zoe, Jon now resides in Martha’s Vineyard and West Palm Beach Florida, where he performs regularly. He has toured, recorded and performed with such notables as Susan Tedeschi , Janis Ian, The Burns Sisters Band, Chris Spedding , and the Allman Brothers Band.
His first CD, “Still Life,” was released in Europe in 2003 to much acclaim and was followed by “Zeeland” in 2008 and “Down On My Luck” in 2013.
Since 2017, Jon has been the guitarist for The Marotta Brothers Band featuring drummers Jerry and Rick Marotta. The Marotta Brothers have an annual summer residency in Oak Buffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
When Jon flies south for the winter he can be found performing with his latest project The Expanding Man, a tribute to the music of Steely Dan plus original music inspired by Steely Dan.