Board of Directors

Brian Luft
Brian Luft - Chairman, Treasurer

Brian Luft, the visionary founder of Claremont Music Scene, has always been passionate about fostering a strong sense of community and connection through music. As a dedicated advocate for the local arts, Brian has made it his mission to create a vibrant and sustainable music ecosystem in Claremont, where musicians, venues, community leaders, and residents can come together to celebrate their shared love for music.

With an extensive background in music and a deep understanding of the value it brings to individuals and communities alike, Brian has been instrumental in organizing various events and initiatives that have shaped the Claremont music landscape. As a committed leader, he continually seeks out new opportunities to engage with the local community, including hosting Meet and Greet events to connect music enthusiasts and brainstorming ways to establish new venues and traditions.

Brian's tireless dedication to the Claremont Music Scene not only showcases his love for music but also highlights his belief in the power of collaboration and the importance of giving back to the community. Under his leadership, Claremont Music Scene continues to grow and flourish, inspiring the next generation of musicians and music lovers alike to create their own musical folklore in the city they call home.

Rosemary Boone
Rosemary Boone - Secretary

Rosemary Boone, a key member of the Claremont Music Scene leadership team and the Director of the organization, brings her unique blend of passion for the community, creativity, and digital marketing expertise to the table. As the founder of the popular local blog Miss Claremont, Rosemary has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to promoting and supporting small businesses and cultural initiatives in Claremont, making her an invaluable asset to the team.

With a deep-rooted love for the city and its local music scene, Rosemary's hands-on approach to creating connections and fostering relationships between musicians, venues, and residents has been instrumental in the growth and success of Claremont Music Scene. Her keen eye for storytelling and her ability to highlight hidden gems in the community have made her the perfect ambassador for promoting the vibrant musical culture that Claremont has to offer.

In her role as the Director of Claremont Music Scene, Rosemary has expertly used her skills to develop engaging content, organize events, and create opportunities for collaboration among various stakeholders within the community. Her strong belief in the power of music as a unifying force has been a driving factor in her work with the organization, and her dedication to the cause continues to inspire and empower others to contribute to Claremont's thriving music scene.

Jon Watson
Jon Watson - Vice Chair

Jon Watson is a skilled drummer and bandleader with a passion for Jazz and a deep understanding of its rich history and diverse styles. In early 2022, Jon founded Jazz Fellowship, a dynamic ensemble that brings together talented musicians from various backgrounds, united by their shared love for Jazz. As the driving force behind the ensemble, Jon has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a keen ability to identify and nurture the unique strengths of each member in the group.

In addition to his work with Jazz Fellowship, Jon has been actively involved in the Claremont Music Scene, where he has played an integral role in promoting and supporting live music events in the community. His dedication to nurturing the local music scene and fostering connections among musicians, venues, and audiences has made him an invaluable member of the Claremont Music Scene leadership team. With his vision, talent, and commitment to collaboration, Jon Watson is a shining example of the power of music to unite and inspire.