Jon Hemmersam is a world-renowned guitarist, musician, composer and improviser. Born and based in Denmark. His credits include albums with some of the greatest musicians in modern jazz: saxophonist David Liebman (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin), drummer Bob Moses (Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus), and guitarist Dom Minasi, among many others.
David Liebman has compared the talent of Jon Hemmersam with that of Miles Davis, stating that ‘Jon is a free music pro, meaning he knows what he wants from the musicians in the textural arena, setting the stage in such a way that the musicians are pulled in a unified direction—much like Miles could.’
Hemmersam has recorded three albums with David Liebman, Remembering the Future (2008), Duende (2010) and Singing Red (2013). In 2007 Jon Hemmersam received a pre-draft GRAMMY® nomination for the Jon Hemmersam/Dom Minasi Quartet album. This album was chosen as one of the best CDs of 2008 in the American magazine Down Beat, in addition to receiving a 4-star review. Hemmersam has also released two books of his compositions with the Danish music publishing company GUF: 12 Compositions for small ensembles, and Danza e Spiritu for larger ensembles.