Who the heck is Jon?

Raised outside of Philly (Go Eagles!!), Jonathan Manness is a Los Angeles-based composer who writes for film, media, schools and theme parks. Plays a little trumpet, too. Click around and check out some of his music.

Hopewell Valley Central HS Jazz Band

Joy in Composing for School Music Programs

Composing for school music programs is such an amazing experience. I try to make it as interactive as possible, and the results have been rewarding. In 2013, I’m lucky to have received commissions from three high schools: Hopewell Valley Central High School (Pennington, NJ), Central Bucks High School West (Doylestown, PA), and Kittatinny Regional High School (Newton, NJ). Read more →