Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Jon Deitemyer

Title/s: Instructor of Drum Set

Office #: Mundelein 168

Phone: 773.508.7178

E-mail: jdeitemyer@luc.edu


Jon Deitemyer has established himself as a unique and versatile voice in modern jazz drumming.  After graduating from the esteemed University of North Texas (where he studied with Ed Soph and Lynn Seaton), Jon settled in Chicago and quickly became a fixture in the city's expansive creative music community.  Jon has been a member of Greenleaf artist Matt Ulery's various ensembles since 2006, and currently performs with Concord recording artist Patricia Barber.  In addition, Jon has performed and recorded with Zach Brock, Phil Markowitz, Ben Paterson (MaxJazz), Grazyna Auguscik (EMI), Renee Fleming, Lynne Arriale, and countless others.  In 2016 his debut full-length album "Tall Tales" was released on ears&eyes Records to critical acclaim.  Jon is also an active educator, with positions at Loyola University Chicago and the Chicago Academy for the Arts.  Patricia Barber raves: “Jon Deitemyer is the drummer everybody wants right now…” and Chicagojazz.com says: “Jon Deitemyer has earned a reputation as a must-hear drummer and doesn't disappoint.”