Champ Jaxon is a nine year old aspiring blues-rock musician based out of Southwest Florida. Champ was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 2010 and his family relocated back to Florida in 2013 when he was three years old. Shortly thereafter, in the Spring of 2014, Champ attended the Wanee Music Festival at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. He witnessed the Allman Brothers Band on their farewell tour as well as many other great acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Moe., Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and more. Although he’d already been exposed to music beforehand, that festival is where his passion was ignited. He and his family attended the next four Wanee festivals as well as many other festivals and concerts throughout Florida since then, including the Rolling Stones most recently.
Champ began studying the guitar around age six, although he had a ukulele he’d been banging around with prior to that. His father taught him a few basics to get going and he currently receives instruction at the Rock Box Music School in North Port, FL. Champ’s debut performance came when sang one song at a youth talent showcase in May 2018. That was followed by a handful of local open mic appearances, which led to his first featured gig at Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral, FL in March of 2019. Since then, Champ has performed at various venues throughout Southwest Florida, including Punta Gorda’s 50th Anniversary Woodstock Celebration, The Southwest Florida International Blues Society Regional International Blues Competition, and the Big Orange Music Festival, where he shared the stage with Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band, JD Simo, Joanna Shaw Taylor, and more.
Champ plays a Gibson SG Signature Guitar through a Fender Blues Junior IV Humboldt Edition Amplifier and uses D’Addario strings, He is also a proud member of the Lone Hawk Hat family, which includes the likes of Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson, Marcus King, and other esteemed entertainers.
Champ’s band mates, the Low Flying Owls (inspired by a road sign on nearby Captiva Island), include his father, Nate Winkler on rhythm guitar and backup vocals. They are joined by Brent Adam on drums and Alex Mazevski on bass. All three band members are involved in solo projects or also members of other bands.