music bio

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 and La Jolla.

And I’ve played with a lot of great musicians, some of them are…
Chris Maxwell, Ron Thompson, Ron Korner, Thad Bonduris, Jerry Clark, 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 a whole slew of 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.”

I’ve recently become a member of Texas Winds Musical Outreach. Texas Winds Musical Outreach takes live music out of the concert hall and brings it directly to people who have little opportunity to experience it. Our professional musicians perform over 1,700 free concerts annually, reaching 140,000 individuals in North Texas nursing homes, hospitals and Head Start Centers.

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 a graduate 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