Born in Udon Thani, Thailand Jon Silpayamanant is an intercultural multi-instrumentalist, composer, cellist, and music educator based in the greater Louisville and Kentuckiana area.

As a biracial Thai American with musical families on both sides of the world, he has been navigating musical code switching and bimusicality for much of his life and uses that experience to inform his understanding of how music ecosystems interact, hybridize, and create systems of exclusion.