Jon Button

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Jon Button
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Background information
Birth nameJon Button
Born (1971-02-10) February 10, 1971 (age 48)
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
GenresRock, jazz, blues
InstrumentsBass, upright bass, guitar
Associated actsRoger Daltrey
The Who
The Corrs
Sheryl Crow

Jon Button (born February 10, 1971) is an American bass player born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and based in Los Angeles, California. Button has played on commercial, film and television scores and toured with a number of well-known artists. He plays both electric and upright string bass.


Jon Button was born into a musical family in Fairbanks, Alaska. The youngest of five siblings, Button started learning piano at age four, and bass at seven. During his teen years, he played in jazz and blues bands and with local symphonies and orchestras. In high school, Button won music scholarships and later attended the University of North Texas' music program.[1]

Button moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and found work playing on film and television scores, including the Emmy Award winning Batman Beyond.[2] He has played on a number of recordings, including Borrowed Heaven by the Corrs[3] and Tour Fijación Oral by Shakira.[4] He has performed live and toured with such well-known artists as Michelle Branch, Rachael Yamagata, Mandy Moore, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Roger Daltrey and The Who. Button also played at the musical benefit Live 8[1] and played upright bass with The Who during an acoustic concert associated with The Who's Super Bowl performance.[5]

In 2009, Button toured as bassist in Roger Daltrey's band for the Use It or Lose It tour.[6] The band also opened for Eric Clapton during several dates in 2010,[7] and scheduled more tour dates for 2012. He is currently playing on tour with The Who to replace Pino Palladino.



  1. ^ a b "Jon Button". Archived from the original on November 2, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  2. ^ "Batman Beyond". Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  3. ^ "Borrowed Heaven". Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  4. ^ "Shakira: Oral Fixation Tour". Archived from the original on January 25, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  5. ^ Jon Button plays with The Who
  6. ^ "Roger Daltrey Plots North American Tour". Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  7. ^ "Clapton Tour". Retrieved August 31, 2010.

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