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Jon Barnes Music in Education

7-year-old 'prodigy' trumpeter steals the show 1 By Natasha Lindstrom Posted Feb. 4, 2010 @ 2:27 pm Updated Feb 5, 2010 at 11:06 AM Zoom APPLE VALLEY • At first glance, 7-year-old Concena Jones, fresh-faced and cheerful with braids clasped by flower clips, seems like a typical carefree second grader — but she gets seriously focused when she picks up her horn. Her music instructor Jon Barnes, who's played alongside Smokey Robinson, Andre Crouch, The Temptations and others, doesn't hesitate to brand Concena a "prodigy." Since Concena's grandfather, Onn Jones, bought her a trumpet for Christmas in 2008, she's been diligently practicing daily and falling in love with jazz. As she says, she loves to "jazz it up." Within the first couple of months she began taking weekly lessons with Barnes, he said "she just took off like you wouldn't believe," demonstrating surprisingly high ability and range for her age level and hitting typically tough notes like high E's with ease. Concena spent her afternoons this week studying her notes and practicing her favorite new song, Jerome Kern's "I'm Old Fashioned" from the 1942 film "You Were Never Lovelier." "I memorize a lot so I can think about the audience," Concena said, adding she loves it when her performance evokes loud cheers. Lately she's been preparing to play at a Saturday reception celebrating black history month at Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley, where she'll perform some blues and classical songs along with Barnes and several other local students. - See more at: http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20100204/NEWS/302049983#sthash.VhfYHozX.dpuf https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fshar.es%2FMXMpk&t=7-year-old+%27prodigy%27+trumpeter+steals+the+show

Jon Barnes Drifting with the Allstars TV Show

Jon Barnes Drifting with the Allstars TV Show https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drifting-international-allstars/id854483703

Skip Martin Tour in Austria with Carbon Fiber Trumpet

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Jon Barnes writes for Earth Wind & Fire Recording


Dwight Asberry tours with Jon Barnes Music in Education

Percussion Band Director Dwight Asberry, who received an award with the California Senate, will be touring with Jon Barnes and Music in Education. Read Article. http://www.thenewsgenerator.com/thenewsroom/jon-barnes-orchestrations/2014/05/26/jon-barnes-music-in-education-is-bouncing-back.html

Jon Barnes Brass Music

Classical Music of Jon Barnes Arrangements


Jon Barnes Music on TV Show

Jon Barnes Music on TV Show


Jazz in Monterey with Jon Barnes

Jon Barnes has been touring, teaching, recording, marketing, lecturing, composing, while giving clinics, educational, business, and music workshops to the global community. His passion for music in education is real and can be felt from the kindergarten classes up to the college classes and beyond.

With a busy tour schedule, Jon takes the time help set up music in education for school districts, colleges, and other professional organizations. His sponsors are equally excited about getting the music in education agenda pushed into the mainstream educational fore front of academia.

It is a lot of work and the kids love the music, interaction, games, and my carbon fiber trumpet, and mouthpieces. Yes, I let them play my trumpet too, says Jon.

According to Jon Barnes, sharing is caring and giving all children the chance to play and connect with music, just like math and reading in education. My teach, Robert Smith, gave me my first trumpet in school too.

At the college level, Jon can be seen playing the drums, piano, and Upright Bass to give tips on keeping time and swinging jazz in the rhythm section.

It all matters and cats gotta listen to each other to swing the music so you can dance to it. I play all of the instruments so that I can compose and explain my musical points quickly. I play music because it matters to me and then I share it, says Jon.

Music Director David Hoffman is a great trumpet player and has picked some wonderful arrangement to play for the concert. Enjoy the concert and bring a friend!

Jon Barnes Music is now on itunes Big Band Music


Jon Barnes & Fender drifting with the Allstars

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Wynton Marsalis Day in Santa Cruz - Jon Barnes

Wynton Marsalis will be given a Proclamation from the City of Santa Cruz - Press Release! http://www.thenewsgenerator.com/thenewsroom/jon-barnes-orchestrations/2014/03/08/today-is-proclaimed-wynton-marsalis-day-in-santa-cruz.html