Jon Swift (Piano)
Jon Swift is a multi-instrumentalist and educator from Westchester NY. Though he is primarily known as a pianist/keyboardist, he is also proficient on guitar, bass, and drums. An alum of Lagond Music School, he played keyboards and guitar in “The Element”, recording with them and touring the midwest, northeast, and Montreal, as well as performing regularly in the New York area. He has performed at iconic venues such as The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, Highline Ballroom, and CBGBs before they closed.
Jon went on to study jazz at SUNY Purchase, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Music specializing in Jazz Piano. While at Purchase he studied piano with David Hazeltine, Hal Galper, and Charles Blenzig, as well as played keyboards with the dynamic funk band “Mokaad” and recorded with them on their debut EP in 2012. He also took courses in studio composition and played in several jazz and funk projects