California music accessories brand Gruv Gear is proud to feature Bassist Jonathan Moody. Jonathan is part of a family of prominent world-class musicians that heartily endorse Gruv Gear products.
Never one to turn down a gig in his younger years, Jon found himself playing funk, rock, jazz, dixieland, and even backed a bell choir and polka band. Drawing from his experiences has given Jon a unique voice on the instrument, the ability to sit in the background and fully support the style he is performing, and yet keep a whimsical attitude present in every note he plays. One thing sits upfront however; Jon loves to play.
Jon has shared the stage with a potpourri of artists such as Terence Blanchard, Charles MacPherson, Bucky Pizzarelli and Yoboso’ in the jazz idiom, Dick Wagner (Frost, Alice Cooper) and Brian Vanderaark (Verve Pipe) in the rock world and James Gordan & Sons, Kitty Donohoe and Matt Watroba in the folk realm. Jon has also had the pleasure of backing up such notables as Dennis Edwards (the Temptations), Fee Waybill (the Tubes), Leif Garrett, Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman, to name a few.
Currently residing in Kalamazoo, Jon is an endorsing artist for a number of companies, staff writer for Bass Musician Magazine, and a freelance musician in the West Michigan area, still playing for whoever asks first. Jon can be heard at Unity Church of Kalamazoo every Sunday, supporting regional folk act Patricia Pettinga on ukulele and string bass, or at any of the theatres in town depending on their season. His spare time includes drinking coffee, staying in his wife’s good graces and playing the ukulele for his giggling baby girl.
About Gruv Gear:
Gruv Gear exists to bring innovative and well-thought out products to creative professionals and beyond, including career musicians, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, mobile producers and more. The company is on- track not only to become a premium lifestyle accessories brand in the Music/DJ and Photo Industries, which is a small fraction of its potential market, but also expand to a broader range of industries that will increase its global footprint exponentially. To date, Gruv Gear products are sold in 5 continents and shipped directly to adoring fans worldwide.