Jon Packard has been playing music professionally his entire adult life. Music has carried him all around the world as a member of both the US Army and US Air Force band programs. He is that rare breed of musician who is both a skilled craftsman and a passionate artist. Jon is fluid in many styles from jazz, salsa, rock, reggae, ska, funk, and country, but is also totally engaged and committed to the project at hand. Part of Jon’s mantra is that he “greatly enjoys the challenge of getting into character in any musical environment.”
Jon plays in the local bands High Heel, Alexis Arai y Su Group Latino, Quartus, GhettoBlaster, and many others. He has been seen on stages around the world with Howie D of the Backstreet Boys, Toni Tennille, Ellis Marsallis, Tom Schumman, Chuck Findley, Gordon Goodwin, Atlanta singer/songwriter Karsten Durand, Nashville legend Ray Scott and Omaha, Nebraska’s own Jimmy Weber. He is an endorsing artist for Roscoe basses and DR Strings and Aguilar amplification. Before landing in Omaha, Jon most recently lived in Tokyo,Japan.