Bio

Jon Bafus is a Drummer, Percussionist, Band Leader and general creator of things.  Born and raised in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, he now resides in Sacramento as his home base.  With interests in both structure and chaos (and the spectrum in between), Bafus has been involved with many musical projects over the years, leaning in one or both of those directions.  His main focus lies within his band Gentleman Surfer, which was founded as a solo project in 2006, and has since grown into a fully functioning four man unit.  other current projects include percussion duo Invasive Species (with Kevin Corcoran), Pac and Seep (duo with saxophonist Randy McKean), as well as various collaborations with Sacramento Guitarist Ross Hammond.  Past Projects include Afternoon Brother, Sholi, Mucky the Ducky, Sol + Jon = Yes, Genetic Makeup, Raw Data, Good News Bears, and stints playing in Appetite and Raleigh Moncrief.  Bafus has also taken part in many Improvisational Collaborations with Carson McWhirter, Nick Reinhart, Phillip Greenlief, Eli Wallace, Joshua Marshall, Tony Passarel and many others.