Jon Arkin is a drummer, composer, digital multimedia artist, and educator. He is a longtime fixture of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, and he performs music locally, nationally, and internationally in a wide variety of contexts. Read more about him here.


  • Jon Arkin Workshop: The Art of the Jazz Drum Solo

    This workshop, open to drummers of all levels, will explore many aspects of drum soloing in a jazz c...

    October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at California Jazz Conservatory
  • Nathan Clevenger

    with Phillip Greenlief, Ian Carey, Lisa Mezzacappa

    October 26 @ 8:00 pm at Jupiter
  • Monstrika

    with Matt Lebofsky & Matthew Charles Heulitt

    November 9 at Ivy Room
  • Nathan Clevenger

    December 2 @ 8:00 pm at Make-Out Room
  • Harvey Wainapel

    with Erik Jekabson, Leonard Thompson, John Wiitala

    January 10, 2020 at California Jazz Conservatory
  • Harvey Wainapel

    with Erik Jekabson, Leonard Thompson, John Wiitala

    January 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm at Hotel Healdsburg
  • Noisy Strangers

    with Darren Johnston, Matt Renzi, Adam Shulman, Eric Vogler

    April 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm at Maybeck Studio
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Monstrika welcomes you

You should certainly behold the talents & general awesomeness of two of my favorite string ticklers, namely Matt Lebofsky and Matthew Charles Heulitt, with whom I have the pleasure of playing loud, dark, and complex music in a new band called Monstrika. They have a special knack for developing rather intricate riffs between the two …

Winter 2019 news

Hi folks, First of all, welcome to the brand spanking new jonarkin.net! It only took a cool baker’s-dozen-or-so orbits around the sun for me to get around to it, but at long last, the public’s demands for a functional website (i.e., built in this current/almost-expired decade) have brought about palpable change. Perhaps it functions as …