Jon Grimson

Jon Grimson DP


Most people know me from my “Americana” music related activities. That has led me on a path of new media content production, starting with producing syndicated radio programming, which led to video production, all in the music/entertainment space. Below are some career highlights.


  • AAS in Commercial Graphic Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Warner/Reprise Records – Progressive Music – Marketing & Promotion. Responsible for AAA, Jazz, public-radio formats.
  • Created and trademarked “Americana” as a music chart and format brand. Primary brand strategist and architect responsible for building genre.
  • Premier “Americana” record/radio marketing company.
  • Produced and developed “This Week in AMERICANA” syndicated radio program.
  • Founding board member of the Americana Music Association.
  • Created HD video/audio production facility for Gibson Guitar Corp. as Director Marketing/Video production and supervised all projects across brand family.


I am primarily a Director of Photography, producing corporate/agency commissioned video for broadcast, marketing and web. I produce, direct, shoot and edit and usually produce work from A to Z. I also shoot digital still photography commercially. And for personal work, I shoot analog film on a collection of vintage cameras like a 1939 Rolleiflex Automat I, one of the greatest, sharpest cameras to this day!

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