Electric & upright bassist and composer Jon Hawes was born in England and raised in Massachusetts. After earning a BA in Music from the University of Rochester NY he spent many years touring the mainland in various bands. Since relocating to Oahu in 2003 he has been fortunate to perform, tour and/or record with a diverse collection of artists such as Henry Kapono & C&K, with whom he's served as bandleader since 2004, Mike Love, Michael McDonald, Mick Fleetwood, David Choi, Deodato, Lani Misalucha, Makana, Teresa Bright, Don Tiki, Michael Ruff & more. Jon is also active in the Honolulu jazz scene supporting and collaborating some of Hawaii's finest and creative musicians.