Jon Button

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jon Button
Jon Button.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jon Button
Born February 10, 1971
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Genres Rock, jazz, blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, upright bass, guitar
Associated acts Roger Daltrey
The Who
The Corrs
Sheryl Crow
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, Double Bass

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 Pete Townshend of 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.



  1. ^ a b "Jon Button". Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Batman Beyond". Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Borrowed Heaven". Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Shakira: Oral Fixation Tour". 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. 

External links[edit]