Jon Hess

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When did you start playing your instrument?

12 years old.

What do you do when you’re not playing in the LSO?

Master Auto Technician.  Golf.  Five Grandchildren.  Two African Grey parrots + two dogs + Wife = VERY BUSY.

When, or how, did you come to join the orchestra?

I joined in 1992 after I left Miami, Florida, due to Hurricane Andrew.

Do you play in any other musical groups?

Not anymore, but I used to play in a 17-piece dance band as well as rock and Latin bands.

Do you come from a musical family?

Yes.  My uncle played Bass Trombone with Tommy Dorsey.

Does the instrument you play on have a story?

204 Bach 42.  Open wrap with Thayer valve.  Modified lead pipe.

Are you originally from Lansdowne/Philadelphia?

No, I am from Miami.

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