Jon Deitemyer / photo credit: Harvey Tillis

Header photo credit: Bryan R. Sansom
Bio photo credit: Harvey Tillis

Jon Deitemyer has established himself as a unique and versatile voice in modern jazz drumming. After graduating from the esteemed University of North Texas where he studied with Ed Soph and Lynn Seaton, Jon settled in Chicago and quickly became a fixture in the city's expansive creative music community.

Jon has been a member of Greenleaf artist Matt Ulery’s various ensembles since 2006, and currently performs with ArtistShare recording artist Patricia Barber. In addition, Jon has performed and recorded with Zach Brock, Phil Markowitz, Ben Paterson (MaxJazz), Grazyna Auguscik (EMI), Renee Fleming, Lynne Arriale, and American Public Media’s “Prairie Home Companion”.

Jon is also an active educator, with positions at Northwestern University (faculty profile) and Loyola University Chicago (faculty profile).

Press Quotes

  • Patricia Barber (Concord): “Jon Deitemyer is the drummer everybody wants right now.” (source).
  • Edward Blanco, All About Jazz: “Jon Deitemyer, known as one of the most versatile voices in modern jazz drumming” (source)
  • Tim Gault, “Jon Deitemyer has earned a reputation as a must-hear drummer and doesn’t disappoint.” (source)
Jon Deitemyer / Tall Tales

Tall Tales

In 2016 Jon debuted the full-length album Tall Tales on ears&eyes Records:
Listen | Preview “Deep Breath” on YouTube | Purchase CD | Purchase iTunes

  • Quentin Coaxum, Chicago Jazz Magazine: “As one might expect, this album of original work does not disappoint, but rather triumphs through expressive, honest and fearless compositions.” (source)