Jon Gauer is a Denver-based working musician who's equally at home in the symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, brass quintet, or rock & roll band. His experience includes a decade of live performances and a discography of more than 20 studio albums.
Gauer's origins in Montana led him to connect with the bands Cure for the Common, Shakewell, The Dusty Pockets, and The Hawthorne Roots. The horn section that he organized for these bands (The Horn Stars) has also recently collaborated with Denver-based bands DeeDee & The Shakers. Umbrella Man, and The Dust Stompers.
Gauer holds Bachelor of Music (2013) and Master of Music (2015) degrees from the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the One O'Clock Jazz Lab Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Trombone Consortium, and the award-winning "U-Tubes" Jazz Trombone Ensemble, as well a variety of brass chamber music groups. While living in Texas, he also performed with the Amarillo, Abilene, and Midland-Odessa symphonies, as well as numerous other local and regional ensembles in all styles.
Jon Gauer is an educator who takes pride in his work. As a graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Texas, he had the opportunity to develop a pedagogy based on the example set by UNT's world-class music faculty. He is a believer in the idea that "anybody can learn to do anything" - that any student with motivation and focus can become a skilled musician.
Gauer's teaching experience has included brass-playing students of all ages, from beginners to college undergraduates. His former students have successfully auditioned for music degrees and scholarships at schools including University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Northern Colorado, Ohio State University, Montana State University, and Eastman School of Music
Where do you see yourself going in music? Maybe you want to prepare for an audition, join a rock band, learn to play jazz, compose original songs, or just improve your skills and have some fun in the process. Regardless of what your particular goals may be, Gauer will help guide you toward your full potential and help you get the most out of being a musician.