Jon Knox is an American session drummer, producer, beatmaker and composer.
His musical talents have been nominated for Grammy and Dove awards. He has recorded, toured and appeared on numerous television and radio broadcasts that have spanned the globe.
His drumming is compelling, creative and he has received distinction as being an inspiration to players of all musical styles.
His diverse playing experience has led him to work amongst widely acclaimed artists and members of such groups including Adam Again, Rage Against the Machine, White Heart, Blind Melon, No Doubt, Audio Adrenaline, Wooten Brothers, John Elefante, Great White, Crystal Lewis, Steve Cropper, Mandisa of American Idol, Carman, DC Talk, Tyrone Wells, The Bus Boys, Ray Parker Jr., Otis Day and many others.
Jon is currently the drummer for the 'Prog-Tronic' rock outfit, Future User which is composed of Rage Against the Machine bassist, Tim Commerford along with Jordan Tarlow on keys and with super-producer Brendan O'Brien handling guitars on every song on their debut recordings.
Working alongside these multifarious artists allowed him to expand into a very versatile musician. He further pursued his love for music by teaching himself to play guitar, bass and to compose and produce music.
Currently, you can find him involved in recording, remixing, making beats, scoring and producing projects.
Also, he continues to compose and produce music for artists and several music library companies. His compositions are in these genres of music: Rock, Alternative, Hip Hop, Pop, Indie, R&B and Electronica.
Credits include: MTV, Sirius & XM Radio, Viacom, OWN, TLC, NBC Sports, Speed Channel, HBO, FOX Sports, CI Games, CBS Sports, Ayars Animation Inc., Shaw Communications, Deliverance Films, Play Ltd. and Discovery.
"Jon is one of the most (or the most) "IN THE POCKET" hard hitting drummers I have ever worked with and a GREAT guy to be around which we all know is half the gig!!"
-John Elefante - Singer/Producer [Kansas, Mastedon, Recording Artist]
"Jon is a brilliant musical force. He brings talent, experience, focus and positivity to the table and is a fabulous soul to boot. I do not give undeserved compliments - Jon is a great one."
-Brian O'Neal - Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, Producer [The Bus Boys]
-Tim Commerford - Bassist [Rage Against The Machine, AudioSlave]
"AMAZING Drummer and all around musician!"
-Steve Lamm - Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Producer, Guitarist [TobyMac, Casting Crowns]
"Jon Knox is one of the best drummers I've ever had the privilege of playing with. His playing is creative, steady, imaginative and strong. We were always waiting to see how his playing would awe us next and he is a total joy to work with."
-Travis Cottrell - Singer/Producer [Beth Moore, Recording Artist]
"Jon's musicality makes him a valuable asset to any band. As a multi-instrumentalist, he approaches his music from all angles. He is experienced in all genres of music which is a must in our band Vital Nonsense. He plays the funky stuff with the swing and feel of a funk vet, and he attacks the heavy metal more aggressive tunes with tenacity, brutality and accuracy. His feel is effortless and he lays back in a groove seamlessly. Who else you know can roll with the Wooten Brothers and Rage Against the Machine? He is easy and a pleasure to work with and is full of creative ideas. It's an honor to have his talent incorporated in any project."
-Gabe Rosales - Bassist, Activist, Composer [Vital Nonsense, Jennifer Lopez, Andy Summers, George Lynch]
“Jon's drumming is innovative, solid, and right on the money for any track or performance.”
-Brian Wooten – Guitarist/Songwriter [Trace Adkins, Paul Brandt, WhiteHeart]
"Jon has a very solid playing style with a stylistic mixture of Rock & Funk.”
-Francesco DiCosmo - Bassist [Evanescence, Thin Lizzy and Jason Bonham]
"The most precise and accurate drummer in the WORLD!!! He was simply a machine w/ an emotion chip set to FULL BLAST!!! He is the best drummer you could ever have in the studio with you... An amazing personality to boot and soft hearted and great soul..."
-Jimmy Brown - Singer/Guitarist [Deliverance, Jupiter6]
-Romeo Williams - Bassist/Producer [Elton John, Brian Eno, Maxi Priest]
"Jon Knox is truly a bass players dream!" not only is he a powerhouse, he has finesse for days. A very well rounded drummer, a must for any band or artist!"
-Todde Lawton - Bassist [TobyMac, DC Talk and Electric Church]
"Jon Knox is more than a talented, gifted drummer. He has passion and enthusiasm that is contagious. Jon enhances the music but also the atmosphere. He gives you what you want with a hint of flavor that is uniquely his."
-Terron Brooks - Singer/Songwriter/Actor [Recording Artist, Vocal Director]