Jon Persson Resume

      Jon Persson has done a wide variety of contracts in a multitude of locales around the world. One particular highlight was spending over 3 years at EPCOT / Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

In the last two decades, Persson has worked primarily as an entertainer on major cruise-ship lines (Norwegian, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Princess, and many others), doing variety shows, as well as classical concerts, in which he performs a wide-ranging repertoire of music by composers including, but not limited to: Bach, Beethoven, Boccherini, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorak, Faure, Gershwin, Grieg, Khatchaturian, Kreisler, Liszt, Mozart, Pachelbel, Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korskakov, Satie, Schubert, Sibelius, Strauss, and Tschaikovsky.

He performs a variety of styles on both piano and accordion, including pop standards, Broadway show tunes, ragtime, and Latin tangos. In addition to doing numerous concert tours in the U.S., Canada, Scandinavia, and Asia, he has played frequently at numerous luxury resort hotels.

There have been many tours with a Russian balalaika / gypsy music ensemble, and several World Cruises on American, British, and Japanese luxury cruise lines. From 1997 through 2005, he spent several months each year in New Orleans, playing often at parties and restaurants, especially at the popular Genghis Khan, accompanying opera singers, and instrumentalists.

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Updated:  September 24, 2012

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