“Jon Shenoy is without doubt a hidden gem. A unique multi-instrumentalist, he plays with sophistication, heart and soul and is equally eloquent on each. Jon’s compositions are intelligent and classy and I’ve very much enjoyed singing his wonderful arrangements which display a natural understanding of harmony and are deeply tender. Whether writing for strings or playing a soaring saxophone solo, Jon is an astonishingly gifted musician who is an asset to any ensemble.”
– Claire Martin OBE (Vocalist and BBC Radio 3 Broadcaster)


Jon Shenoy is a saxophonist, clarinettist and composer/arranger living in South London. A talented improviser and creative spirit, he plays a wide range of music and leads a number of celebrated ensembles.

Having been born in the cultural mecca that is Stevenage (Herts) to an Indian doctor and an English nurse with a love for classical music it was inevitable that his contribution to the world would be a healing of sorts, a soul vaccination if you will.

Somewhat a stylistic chameleon, he balances a prolific contribution towards the contemporary sounds of the London jazz scene in the Ivo Neame Octet, Rory Simmons’ Fringe Magnetic, Arthur Lea’s Bootleg Brass, & his own hammond organ quartet, Draw By Four.

As a sought-after woodwind specialist he brings a stylistic awareness of pastiche and sensitivity to the likes of Claire Martin’s Hollywood Romance, the Heritage Orchestra, and his own King Candy & The Sugar Push. Recent concerts include the North Sea Jazz Festival and repeated sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.


“A total master of all his instruments over a bewildering array of idioms, Shenoy can hardly contain the force of his own inventiveness when he takes the microphone for his solo.”
– Pete Long (MD, Ronnie Scott’s Big Band)


London Jazz News  – a recent article about Jon’s quartet Draw By Four along with an entertaining selection of musings on music.

Read a recent review from Draw By Four’s recent performance at Bristol’s Bebop Club.

A recent review from Draw By Four’s recent performance at London’s Pizza Express Live.

Pianist/educator John Maul interviews Jon in a series of podcasts exploring different routes in to the music business while offering advice for prospective young musicians. 


Jon is endorsed by Vandoren reeds – a lovely company who grow, source and masterfully chop up little bits of cane; without which none of his instruments would sound as good.


Jon Shenoy is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund


Draw By Four’s 2017 FRAMEWORK tour was generously supported by the Arts Council for England