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Jonathan Mayer

Born: March 29, 1975    Primary Instrument: Sitar

Jonathan Mayer

Biography Training: Son of the late Indian composer and Indo-Jazz Fusions founder John Mayer, Jonathan studied sitar from Clem Alford, Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury, both of Senia Gharana, and Ustad Wajahat Khan of Imdadkhani Gharana. He also studied composition from his father and later with Andrew Downes at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he gained a B.Mus (Hons).

Who he's worked with: Jonathan is currently one of the most versatile sitarists in the world, having studied both Indian & western music. From these traditions he has created a unique creativity towards the sitar, seeing it as a instrument and not a genre...
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Chandigarh Live: “..In fact, be it in individual piece or in his father John Mayer or in consonance with other artists, Mayer played Sitar with deft dexterity.” The Times UK : “...and some exhilarating solos from Jonathan on Sitar.....” Timeout Uk: “.....Jonathan weaves a gorgeous modal jazz solo on the Sitar in 7/4 Classic CD UK: “.... The Players are all astonishingly virtuosic from Mayer's son, Jonathan, on the Sitar....” ”A breath of fresh musical air.” - Toronto Star ”History in the making.” - Jazzwise Magazine ”Mayer clearly knows what he's doing on the sitar.” - Audiophile ”...Mayer's clear facility on his instrument.” - Songlines ”...pushes at the limits of what we expect from the sitar.” - Songlines
SOLO WORK Out of Genre - Jonathan Mayer, First Hand Records - FHR09 Music of India - Jonathan Mayer - Sitar, Esmail Sheikh - Tabla, John Mayer - Tanpura. Cooking Vinyl Records INDO-JAZZ FUSIONS RECORDINGS Indo-Jazz Fusions - Asian Airs 1996 Nimbus Records NI5499 Indo-Jazz Fusions - Ragatal 1998 Nimbus Records NI5569 Indo-Jazz Fusions - INJA 2000 FMR Records FMRCD69- V0400 Indo-Jazz Fusions - Shiv Nataraj 2001 FMR Records FMRCD86-0601 COLLABORATIVE WORK The Teak Project - The Teak Project, First Hand Records - FHR02 Mantra - with Kuljit Bhamra and The Orlando Consort APPEARS ON Sarah Brightman - Eden Kevin Spacey - Beyond the sea Arun Ghosh - Northern Namaste Bombay Dub Orchestra - Bombay Dub & 3 Cities Future Sound of London - Falling Down (Oasis remix) Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

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