Jon Szanto: Percussion

Genre: Classical

RIYL: Russell Bizzett, Charlie Chavez, Duncan Moore, Mike Holguin, Jon Szanto, Gilbert Castellanos

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Inception: , 4

Influences: Duncan Moore, Buddy Rich


Percussionist Jon Szanto has performed with the San Diego Symphony since 1976, as well as playing with the Harry Partch Ensemble. A Partch archivist, Szanto maintains a website devoted to Partch music and his handmade instruments,

Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron counts Szanto among his one-time teachers, as does Manhattan Transfer alum Cliff Almond. In 2009, when Pearl Jam played in San Diego, Cameron had Szanto sit in on drums for one song.

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