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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: September 22, 1958

Originally from Palo Alto, California, pianist and composer Jon Gold has had a life long interest in Brazilian and Latin jazz.

He's performed throughout northern California, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, and throughout Rio de Janeiro. Along the way he's recorded with such artists as Airto Moreira and bassist Harvie S.

Jon also has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz and gained noteriety as the first person to ever melt a diamond.

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”Jon Gold is a wonderfully soulful pianist...I was delighted to hear how his music has grown and evolved in a very insightful and delicate direction that speaks directly and powerfully to the listener. Using interesting instrumental combinations, a wide compositional palette and featuring an all-star cast of American & Brazilian musicians,”Brazilian Confidential” will reward repeated listenings”.

Tim Jackson Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival

“...Intricate arrangements with a lively sense of rhythm, this recording of Jon Gold's music is attractive and full of a palpable joie de vivre.You will be entertained for sure.”

Dave Liebman saxophonist

“...a music that is at once tunefully melodic and harmonically complex...His piano style is expansive and orchestral, providing a deep harmonic base to the remainder of his band...

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Credentials/Background”Jon Gold is a wonderfully soulful pianist...I was delighted to hear how his music has grown and evolved in a very insightful and delicate direction that speaks directly and powerfully to the listener. Using interesting instrumental combinations, a wide compositional palette and featuring an all-star cast of American & Brazilian musicians,”Brazilian Confidential” will reward repeated listenings”. Tim Jackson Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival “...Intricate arrangements with a lively sense of rhythm, this recording of Jon Gold's music is attractive and full of a palpable joie de vivre.You will be entertained for sure.” Dave Liebman saxophonist “...a music that is at once tunefully melodic and harmonically complex...His piano style is expansive and orchestral, providing a deep harmonic base to the remainder of his band...

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Music

  • BUY

    Bossa of Possibility

    Blujazz Productions
    2012
  • BUY

    Brazil Confidential

    Zoho Music
    2010
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