Jon Murray has recently returned to the Phoenix area with his family after 19 years teaching and performing music in Southern California. Mr. Murray has held several teaching positions, including most recently as orchestra and jazz director at Flintridge Prep School in the L.A. area, at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, California State University Northridge, the Master’s College, and the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Mr. Murray received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Arizona State University in Jazz Performance and Theory/Composition respectively. He performs regularly as a bassist in various jazz ensembles and orchestras in the Phoenix and Los Angeles music communities. Mr. Murray continues a busy touring and recording schedule with smooth jazz vocalist Bobby Caldwell.