bios, definitions, kudos, ramblings, etc…

jonathan sanson trio: piano/vocals, drums & bass
straight ahead jazz with vocals: swing, latin, blues, etc.
a tasty blend of frank, miles, nat king cole, harry connick jr., ray charles, thelonious monk,

deep cut daddies: piano/vocals, bass/vocals, guitar/vocals & drums/vocals
playing the broadest mix of popular hits and deep cuts by artists such as the Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, the Allman Brothers, George Strait, Roger Miller, the Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, Joe Cocker, John Mayer, Otis Redding, Sly & the Family Stone, Al Green, Dwight Yoakum, Lowell George and many more…
plus a ton of great dance & party tunes by the Neville Brothers, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, the Brothers Johnson, Parliament Funkadelic, etc. and also featuring a slew of one hit wonders like Expressway to Your Heart by the Soul Survivors, Gimme Little Sign by Brenton Wood, Come and Get Your Love by Redbone, It’s a Shame by the Spinners, Keep on Smilin’ by Wet Willie, Too Late to Turn Back Now by Cornelius Brothers 7 Sister Rose and many more.

kronik d’bop/jonny’s little evil twin/jonny rockit & his jazztronauts
kickin’ piano trio playing an eclectic selection of jazz/blues/pop/cartoon songs and originals
featuring music by: elton john, billy joel, joe cocker, bill withers, willie nelson, van morrison, steely dan, otis redding, sly & the family stone, bob marley & the wailers, james taylor, pink floyd, hank williams sr., supertramp, living colour, tears for fears, the allman brothers band, al green, terrence trent d’arby, marvin gaye and many others…

“How refreshing to hear such great playing … tasty and musical … vocals are on the money … Great Music!”

Multiple Platinum Album and Grammy Award Winning Record Producer,
Rob Chiarelli,

— I’ve been playing for a long time, and it’s still a blast.–
jonathan sanson
husband, dad, musician, artist

My core musical beliefs:

  • Always play/say something new.
  • Never give less than 100% on the gig.
  • Two people listening are just as important as two thousand.

John Waldrop, reveiwer for the MetroWest Daily News noted,
“Jonathan Sanson … the pianist … is hot.”

Since moving back to Texas in 2004 I’ve gigged a bit (about a 1,500 gigs in ten years — not bad for a lazy guy), mostly in Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Scottsdale Arizona and La Jolla California.

And I’ve played with a lot of great musicians, some of them are…
Dan Tcheco, Johnny Mack, James Hinkle, Paul Byrd, Johnny Lovett, Jozef Bobula, Jeremy Hull, Mario Cruz, Robert Gomez, Drew Phelps, Eric Zukoski, Jaelun Washington, Dennis Durick, Andrew Griffith, Jonathan Fisher, Lou Carfa, and others,

I’ve performed at a myriad of places, from lowdown to uptown, including the Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek, JJ’s Texas Roadhouse & Blues Bar, the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Gaylord Texan, the Arlington Convention Center, The Cowgirl Hall of Fame, The Fort Worth Club, The Four Seasons Resort Los Colinas, The Keys Lounge, Willie Nelson’s Theatre at Carl’s Corner, almost every country club in or near DFW, most of the Eddie V’s across America, etc.

The renowned Fort Worth Jazz pianist Johnny Case says,
“It’s obvious you [Jonathan] really know your way around the piano.”

My original music is an gumbo of pop, jazz, blues, r&b, soul, cajun, funk and country with a little Monty Python thrown in for good measure.

I am an alumni of Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
I studied privately with Bruce Thomas, Mike Marra, John Arcaro and Charlie Banacos.
I have taught piano and theory lessons for over thirty years, with pupils ranging in age from 5 to 85.
I was one of the original members of Pat Pattison’s weekly song writing workshop in Boston.

But enough about me, instead just

music: best when served live