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|Genres||Progressive rock, pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, tambourine, bass, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Glass Hammer, Yes, Sky Cries Mary|
Jon "Juano" Davison is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician, who is the current lead vocalist of progressive rock bands Yes (since 2012) and Glass Hammer (since 2009). He has also been the bass guitarist of Sky Cries Mary.
Davison's earliest involvement with music began when he sang in the church youth choir led by his mother. From an early age, she instilled in him an appreciation for music and love for singing. Soon after he took up guitar and bass, which eventually led him during High School to perform in various original and cover bands with his childhood best friend, Taylor Hawkins (currently the drummer for Foo Fighters). It was Hawkins who gave Jon the nickname "Juano" that has stuck to this day.
Davison then attended the Art Institute of Seattle to study audio and video production where he landed the gig of bassist for Northwest group Sky Cries Mary. Throughout the 1990s, he continued recording and touring with the band. Some highlights of this period were traveling to Japan, and appearing on late night talk shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Daily Show.
In 1998, Davison met his wife, Maewe, in Seattle at a meditation circle. In 2001, they moved for a year to Maewe's home of Brazil. While living there, Davison played bass with Ronald Augusto.
Davison remained a member of Sky Cries Mary, but also joined the now-disbanded Yes tribute band Roundabout. In 2009, Glass Hammer discovered Davison singing Yes music online and asked him to join the band as "the voice we were always writing music for", according to founding members Steve Babb and Fred Schendel. He has since recorded three albums with them, If, Cor Cordium and Perilous, and is working on another.
"Strangely enough, Jon's name came up when we started working with Benoit," Yes bassist Chris Squire recalled. "In fact, my friend, Taylor Hawkins, had been telling me for years: 'If you ever need a replacement (singer), I know exactly the guy.'"
- If (2010) - lead vocals
- Cor Cordium (2011) - lead vocals, acoustic guitars
- Perilous (2012) - lead vocals
- The Inconsolable Secret (2013 re-recording) - lead vocals
Sky Cries Mary
- This Timeless Turning (1994) - bass
- Moonbathing on Sleeping Leaves (1997) - bass
- Seeds (EP, 1999) - bass
- Here & Now - Live 2005 (live, 2005) - bass
- Small Town (2007) - bass
- Taking the Stage: 1997-2005 (live, 2011) - bass
- Tales from the Edge: A Tribute to the Music of Yes (2012) - lead vocals and tambourine in "Starship Trooper" with The Samurai of Prog
- Absinthe Tales Of Romantic Visions by Mogador (2012) - lead vocals in "The Sick Rose"
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