Much of Nelson's live performing is done as a keyboard player with the band Trackless, an R&B / Soul band based in Los Angeles. For information on Trackless check them out via their website or view their EPK:

Trackless EPK


Jazz Piano Performing:

           Jon has played in numerous jazz ensembles and jazz combos over the years. He has performed with the Sun Prairie Jazz Ensemble in the Rose Theatre and the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, in New York City with Victor Goines and Marcus Printup. Additionally he received an award for exemplary playing from renowned trumpet player, Wynton Marsalis, in Avery Fisher Hall. Other groups Jon has performed with include Dan Wallach's Jazz All Stars, the Edgewood Jazz Ensemble, The Birch Creek Lab Band, and The Third Greatest. Currently, Jon plays with Ball State University's Jazz I, under Mark Buselli, with whom he has performed with Scott Wendholt, Jeff Rupert, Danny Walsh, and Byron Stripling.


Ball State University's Jazz I performing with Jeff Rupert:


Jordan West:

The Other Side


Beyond their work together in Trackless, Jon and Jordan West have worked together in producing some of Jordan's own music as an accomplished drummer and songwriter.


This is one song by Jordan West that she and Jon worked together to record and produce.

Jordan West: Vocals, Drums, Bass

Jon Nelson: Keys

Paul Witcamp: Guitar


You can learn more about Jordan West on her own website:

Sam Lyons:

Album: The Light


In 2012, Jon recorded keyboard tracks for Sam Lyons' album, "The Light".  This is one track off of the album entitled, "Still On My Mind"

Sam Lyons: Vocals, Guitar, Bass

Jon Nelson: Keys;  (Piano, Rhodes, Organ)

Chris Di Bernardo: Drums


The rest of the album, as well as more information on Sam Lyons' music can be found on his website:

Kohl Kitzmiller:

You and I


This is a track that was collaboratively recorded and produced by Kohl Kitzmiller and Jon Nelson.


Vocals by Kohl Kitzmiller

Piano, and MIDI orchestrations by Jon D. Nelson

Drums by Jordan West