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,

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
dad, husband, 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, Dee Lincoln’s, The Keys Lounge, Willie Nelson’s Theatre at Carl’s Corner, lots of country clubs, 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.

For the last nine years I’ve been playing with my good friend and fellow musician Dan Tcheco on drums. Mike Luzecky joined us on upright & electric bass during the summer of 2012. Both really great players and fantastic guys.

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