Jono’s music career started at school playing in the Edujazz Big Band, the Marc De Kock Big Band, Rondebosch Boys’ High School Bands and SACS Big Band and he received 2 awards for his service to school and band. He was selected for the Standard Bank National Schools Big Band from 2011 to 2013, two years of which he played lead trumpet. Jono acquired his BMus Jazz Performance at UCT, whilst played in the UCT Big Band as well as the UCT Wind Band and Symphony Orchestra. A multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, violin, piano, guitar), Jono also studied brass teaching at a beginner level. Since 2015 he has taught composition through digital audio work stations for movie clip scoring, remixing or thematic composing at M:Tech online. He has been a band member for the Nomadic Orchestra, since 2014. The band has played on South Africa’s well known stages and music festivals,released 2 albums and toured extensively to Europe. He has been involved in tutoring High School Mathematics and Physical Science for projects such as Qolora Education Centre (Eastern Cape) and Spirit Foundation (Western Cape).