South Shore native, Chapman began studying music at a young age under his father, Jon Chapman Sr. Studying with local legends Dick Dicenso and Gene Roma, Chapman excelled in public school programs, landing chairs in the All-State Jazz Band and receiving the Semper Fi and Louis Armstrong awards for musical accomplishment. Attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, he was awarded the Keith Copeland Sabian Award and graduated Magna Cum Laude, and studied under great musicians such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Rod Morgenstein, Dave Dicenso, Joe Lovano, and others.

Chapman has worked for Hershey Park Entertainment, Royal Caribbean cruises, and Boston’s Adam Ezra Group, among many other songwriters, rock bands, jazz musicians, etc. He can be seen performing all over the greater Boston area with various groups.


South Shore area professional drummer and educator Jon Chapman