Founder / CEO
Multi-Genre Saxophonist / Composer / Arranger / Musician Rights Advocate from San Juan Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience in the field of musical performance. His sweet sax tone and compositional style delivers lyrical melodies that melt hearts and warm souls mixed with a strong “in your face” vibrating sound that screams raw emotion. Born in San Juan Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father, Jonathan has been at it for a minute. Jonathan has a traveled a unique path filled with rewarding collaborations and performance opportunities alongside artists such as: Miguel Zenón, Paoli Mejías, Ilé, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Matos, Ricardo Pons, Calma Carmona, William Cepeda, Jon Secada, Terri Lyne Carrington, Pedro Capó, Obie Bermudez, Humberto Ramirez, Silverio Perez, Charlie Sepúlveda and more.
Jonathan obtained his Bachelors in Jazz & Caribbean Music (Magna Cum Laude 2012) at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico and his Masters in Contemporary Performance (Magna Cum Laude 2017) at Berklee Collage of Music (Global Jazz Institute). He’s been mentored by outstanding individuals such as Yoga & Alexander Technique Master Karen Langevin and Legendary Musicians: David Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marco Pignataro, Jon Patituchi, Danilo Perez, George Garzone and Joe Lovano. This has led to the formation of an individual that can be equally comfortable on the big stage performing for thousands, at the museum providing music for groups of individuals with disabilities, and in the experimental hall incorporating body and sound to a free collective improvisation. MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Nominated artist Miguel Zenón adds:
“with people like Jonathan I trust that the future of music is in good hands"
Recognitions & Awards:
Berklee Urban Service Award (2018)- For using arts to support Humanitarianism
Grammy Award (Sideman 2016) - For work on Ilevitable by Ileana Cabra
FNCP Top 10 indie albums from Puerto Rico (2013) - JS Self produced Album "Extracts of a Desire"
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