Gig of a Lifetime

Jon Button
Jon Button ('94) (Photo by Cameron Jordan)

Jon Button ('94) says his current job is the highlight of his career.

Button, a jazz studies major, has been playing bass on tour with the legendary rock band The Who for the past two years. He got the gig after performing on numerous film projects, including Batman Beyond, and working with artists such as Shakira and Sheryl Crow.

"It's an honor and a thrill," he says of working with The Who. "It's fun, it's frightening, it's exciting, it's a lot of pressure and it's the best thing ever."

The most memorable moment was when the band played the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2017, attracting a crowd of 100,000.

"The energy was electrifying," Button says. "Pete Townshend was in great spirits and really seemed to be having a blast, which is always contagious."

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