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Jonathan Saraga

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: August 26, 1987    

Jonathan Saraga

At 24 years of age, Jonathan Saraga has already been recognized as one of the best young jazz trumpet players in the United States, and the world. Having won the 2007 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition, and by performing as one of five finalists in the 2009 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, he has proven that his musicianship is indeed worthy of attention. He has performed on live televison broadcasts and live radio broadcasts in Paris and in several of the Carribean isles, and has performed in front of thousands at major music festivals including the Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City...
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Awards

Winner of the 2007 ITG Jazz Solo Competition Finalist in the 2009 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition
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    First Vision

    Self Produced
    2012

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”...Jonathan Saraga is an excellent player with a LOT to say and the means to say it very well.” -Gary Mortenson, International Trumpet Guild

“I have long been an admirer of Jonathan’s musicianship, both as an excellent instrumentalist and a thoughtful, creative jazz improviser. Jonathan embodies what I feel is the best approach to modern jazz music: a thorough grounding in the rich tradition of the music coupled with a restless, searching spirit that seeks to express the music of now.” -Jimmy Greene

“With a fresh approach to trumpet playing and improvisation, the emerging original voice of Jonathan Saraga is one that is indeed worthy of our attention.” -Todd Coolman

“Jonathan is a top-notch player...

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