Jon Wheatley, from Syracuse, NY and now residing in Cambridge, MA, studied at Berklee College of Music where he is now an associate professor of guitar. He continues to perform extensively in a variety of settings, preferring solo and quartet. Jon also teaches at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
As the leader of Jon Wheatley and His Famous Associates, he recorded Guitar on the Loose in London. He also has notable recordings with his 50/50 Quintet and with Ruby Braff, George Masso, Daryl Sherman, Gordon Brisker, the Dick Johnson Orchestra, Donna Byrne, Herb Pomeroy, Billy Novick, Dave Whitney, Jim Porcella, and Debbie Larkin. He also produced the instructional video Getting Creative with Standard Tunes.