Born: July 8, 1989 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Born and raised in Puerto Rico (July 8th 1989), Jonathan got interested in the arts very early in life. His father was a Graphic Designer/Saxophonist that always had a great love for the arts. These passions rubbed off on young Jonathan as he grew interested in photography, paintings and of course, music. He picked up his dad's instrument at the age of 12 right before starting his studies at the Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramon Antinini in San juan, where he graduated from with a growing interest for Jazz music. He then Went along to form part of the Jazz department at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico where he really started to dig into the music on a much more serious level. While in the Consevatory, Jonathan received numerous scholarships from Berklee Collage of Music by attending the summer camps that they offer in Puerto Rico every year; Jonathan decided it was best to stay at the Conservatory in Puerto Rico where he graduated from with honors thanks to the teachings and guidance of great teachers like: Marco Pignataro, Rafael el Indio Martinez, Ricardo Pons and Mariano Morales. Throughout the years, Jonathan has been making a name for himself in the jazz scene in Puerto Rico, sharing the stage with great artists and friends such as: Paoli Mejias, Miguel Zenón, David Sanchez, Charlie Sepulveda and many others.
Jonathan’s music can be described as “Very emotional” with an Afro Caribbean/ Rock/Experimental vibe to it. He seeks to transmit energy, life experiences, feelings, and ideals through his compositions; therefore, the titles of his compositions are attached to the music in a very direct way.
Source: Jonathan Suazo