Still, he keeps coming back to his roots here in the Bay, and will perform this Friday, May 11 at 8pm at the Florence Gould theater and the day after, Saturday, May 12 at 8pm at the Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford. Both concerts are with the Stanford Woodwind Quintet in a program of piano sextets by Ludwig Thuille and Francis Poulenc. So we caught up via email with Jon, who was so gracious to answer our questions -- after the jump.