Raised in Long Valley NJ Jon Roche is a fifteen year veteran of the New York music scene. His services have been used by such notable band leaders as Nora Jones, Sasha Dobson, Winard Harper, Ned Goold, Spike Wilner, Sacha Perry, Dwayne Clemons, Fabio Morgera, and Dana Murray. He has also had the opportunity to work along side such greats as Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Eddie Henderson, Jeff Watts, James Hurt, Myrna Lake, Ron Afiff, Peter Bernstein, Harry Whitaker, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Lovelace, and Wayne Shorter.
Jon had many teachers and mentors throughout his life including Homer Mensch, John Clayton, Dennis Irwin, John Webber, Ari Roland, Fred Hamilton, Jeff Bradetich, Jim Kain, and Walt Bibinger. He performed in many illustrious places including Smalls, Fat Cat, Zinc Bar, Irridium, Cairo Opera House, and St. Peter's Church.