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Jon MacLennan

Jon MacLennan is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, artist, composer, producer and professional educator. MacLennan began his career at age 16, when he played his first paid recording session at a Grammy award-winning studio. A decade later, MacLennan is already on his way to becoming one of the busiest, upcoming session guitarists in Los Angeles.
Career highlights include recording as a session guitarist for Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon (The Beatles), and Steven Tyler (Aerosmith); recording with British pop-star Jamie Cullum on the Gold-winning album “The Pursuit”; playing guitar and ukulele for Fox’s “Raising Hope”; appearing on the Disney Channel’s hit series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”; and then debuting his single “Fallin’ Deeper” on the Twentieth Century Fox Film “Marley & Me II: The Puppy Years” motion picture soundtrack. MacLennan has also composed, arranged, produced and recorded three full-length albums titled “Songs From Box Canyon” (2013), “Dreams” (2011) and “Suspicious Love” (2006).

MacLennan has performed at a multitude of world-famous venues including the following: The Gibson Universal Amphitheatre, House of Blues (San Diego), The Canyon Club, The Key Club, The Whiskey a Go Go, The Cat Club, The Joint, The Roxy Theatre, The Getty Museum of Art (Brentwood), The Knitting Factory (Hollywood).
MacLennan earned a bachelor’s in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony. MacLennan is the author of two cutting-edge, music instructional iBooks––“Melodic Expressions: The Art of the Line” and “Play Ukulele”––both created for the iPad and available on the iBook store in more than 32 countries.
MacLennan worked as a private guitar instructor for the Los Angeles Pierce College Department of Music and also independently instructs several students via SKYPE, which allows him to instruct students from all around the world. With a YouTube channel currently containing more than 250 videos and 1.3 million cumulative video views, his online lessons and performances have become a viral success.
MacLennan is endorsed by gear companies around the world­­––including Providence, Divided By 13, Ohana Ukuleles, Dr. Z Amplification T-Rex pedals and Shubb capos––and creates YouTube videos demonstrating their products.
MacLennan currently resides in Northridge and has lived in Los Angeles County for more than 25 years.