Jon Dalton is a consummate jazz guitarist.
After a successful career as an international touring session musician, Jon returned to the UK to form his first jazz based outfit the Latin tinged Dit-Da. BBC radio recorded numerous sessions of their original music for national and international radio broadcast.
The band's relaxed sound pre-dated the commercial acceptance of Smooth Jazz by almost a decade.
At the same time, in common with artists like George Benson and Chuck Loeb, Jon did not neglect his passionate study of more mainstream jazz styles and is
equally at home burning up on a classic standard like “Stella By Starlight” as he is composing radio friendly tunes like "The Gift" which reached number one on the New York based CIM jazz radio chart.
Jon relocated to Southern California in 1999.
His latest project is a swinging Guitar & Organ based trio featuring the amazing John-Paul Gard on Hammond and top London session player Andy Roger on Drums.
Their classic trio CD “Warm Ghosts (in a) Cold World” is scheduled for US release in ’09.
Jon's style has been compared to Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny and even Johnny Smith but his style is unique and instantly recognizable.
Also a prolific writer, his compositions have been featured on BBC Television and Radio, The Weather Channel in the United States and countless broadcast and internet radio stations worldwide. Jon is a contributing composer to Carlin Music Libraries.