Deitemyer graduated summa cum laude from the esteemed University of North Texas and spent substantial time at the Banff Centre for the Arts. In only a short professional career, he has collaborated with Patricia Barber, Matt Ulery, Zach Brock, Grazyna Auguscik, Phil Markowitz, Ben Paterson, and countless others. Deitemyer’s performances have taken him all over the United States, as well as South Korea, Brazil, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and Canada. Recordings of his drumming can be heard on the Concord, Greenleaf, Origin, and MaxJazz labels. He is also an active educator, with teaching positions at Loyola University Chicago and the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Jon has performed with Grazyna Auguscik, Patricia Barber, Sam Barsh, Zach Brock, Stefan Karlsson, Phil Markowitz, Greg Osby, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lynn Seaton, and Matt Ulery. He has recorded alongside Grazyna Auguscik (GMA Records, EMI Classics), Jangeun Bae (Kang Music, Inner Circle Music), Patricia Barber (Concord Jazz), Kelly Brand Nextet (Origin Records), Zach Brock (Secret Fort), James Davis (Ears and Eyes), Greg Duncan (OA2 Records, New Origins Records), Ben Paterson (MAXJAZZ, OA2 Records), and Matt Ulery (Greenleaf Music, Woolgathering Records) .
“Jon Deitemyer is the drummer everyone wants right now.”
—Patricia Barber, Concord Jazz artist | source
“Jon Deitemyer has earned a reputation as a must-hear drummer and doesn’t disappoint, consistently providing well-rounded percussion on every cut.”
—Tim Gault, Chicago Jazz Magazine | source
“Drummer Jon Deitemyer’s playing combines raw power with sensitivity in such a lyrical manner that can truly affect a listener in an emotional manner quite unlike most drummers.”
—Brad Walseth, JazzChicago.net | source