Jonathan Hesbol Music

Guitarist. Entertainer. Educator

A student of music since the age of 9 when he began playing trumpet, Jonathan picked up the guitar at 13 and has spent the past 25 years defining and redefining his love for and voice on the instrument.  For him, the guitar has not only been a tool for live performance - having played well over 1,200 performances on stages of all sizes - but also a mechanism through which to better understand his own goals, hopes and dreams. 
A graduate of the Indiana University Jacob's School of Music on classical guitar, Jonathan attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood, Ca where he focused on contemporary styles and really began understand his voice both as a guitarist and a singer.  In 2006, Jonathan performed his original song "Misunderstanding" on the hit television show "The Gilmore Girls."  From there he joined the cast of "School of Rock," at California's Great America where he played the lead role for two seasons.  Some other highlights include:  Leader of the Jonathan Douglas Trio, Guitarist for the Sean Tabor Band, Dogman Joe, and The Sugar Ponies. 
Moving to the Philadelphia area in 2012, Jonathan began playing guitar with Mike Wexler (drums) and Chris Haig (Bass/Vocals) on the original project Farewell Symphony.  Their connection was so strong that the trio decided to start a business venture which would become The Skeleton Keys, a trio which plays on a weekly basis all over the Delaware Valley.  In addition, Jonathan is performing on a weekly basis as a solo artist and entertainer at Restaurants, Bars, and Private Events. 
When Jonathan is not performing he is teaching guitar at various area music schools.
Cover Photo:  Jake Engel (
Backround Photo: Pier Giacalone
Location:  Hopetown Sound (