While most kids dreamt of being in a rock & roll band-- hunkering down in their garages for band practice with dreams of fame and excess fueling their passion--Jon Maharaj took a more practical approach to his music. Bypassing the smokey garages in order to "spend a few hours by myself in the living room ... just playing scales until they sound right."
If you're a music lover in Toronto, there's a chance you've seen Jon play, you probably just don't know it. Jon is one of Toronto's busiest freelance bass players and to hear Jon describe it, the life of the working musician, "looks like a day job, which is something so many musicians dread."
But as the unfulfilled dreams and short life span of so many bands lead players to give up their craft and move on to more traditional careers, Jon is still honing his skills, playing music and paying the bills. You're bound to see him lugging his upright bass around town at some point, he'll be doing so for years to come.
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Special thanks to The Rex & David French's Bloomsday band: