WHO IS JONY?

The story behind.

BIO

Jony is a composer and instrumentalist based in Miami, FL. His music is characterized by uplifting lyrical content - with emphasis on the poetic - and aggressive guitars.

 

Having been involved with music for over 15 years, from his first musical steps with the guitar, he grew passionate about music; a passion that led him to get a degree in Music Technology from Florida International University.

 

Jony was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 11, 1986 to parents Alex and Liliana Mendieta. His siblings are Alex Marcelo, Judith, Fernando, and Esteban.

 

The Mendieta family moved to Viña Del Mar, Chile when Jony was still 7 years old. When in Chile, at the age of 14, his father brought a guitar to the house, and because he knew his father used to sing and play when he was younger, he asked him to write down the basic chords so he could practice on his own. As an autodidact, he trained himself on singing and the guitar.

 

In 2004, the family decided to move to the USA in the city of Key West, FL.

 

In 2008, having graduated from Florida Keys Community College, Jony pursued a degree in Music Technology from Florida International University under the tutelage of Dr Paula Matthusen, later finalizing his studies under Prof. Jacob Sudol and graduating with honors in 2012 and relocating to Miami, FL where he currently resides.

 

In October 2015 Jony launched his career as solo artist.