Jon Maharaj is a bass player from Toronto, Canada.
He currently plays with or has played with Michael Occhipinti, Marvin Hamlisch, Allison Au, Matt Stevens, Harley Card, Don Thompson, Reg Schwager, Emilie Claire Barlow, Denzal Sinclaire, Rez Abassi, The Tenors, Mark Masri, Kellylee Evans, and many others. Jon played bass on Allison Au's Juno nominated recording "The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey", and appeared on the double platinum selling record "The Perfect Gift" by the Tenors.
He also played bass in the house band for the 2011 Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame where he had the rare honour of performing "The Weight" for Robbie Robertson.
He has worked extensively in theatre as well, and played bass in the Toronto productions of Rock of Ages (Mirvish), Cats (Mirvish) Anything Goes (Mirvish) and Jersey Boys (Dancap). In 2007 he was given a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study in New York City, where he had the opportunity to take private lessons with Drew Gress, Scott Colley, Matt Brewer and Ben Street. Jon has been teaching at Humber College’s community music program since 2003 and began teaching at the college in 2010.