or a group I have no knowledge of, and it payed off again, when I got to see Jonathan Parker.
Attending Oberlin College from 2004-08 majoring in Jazz Studies,
then moving to Shanghai, where he got to play (saxophone) five nights a week for two years, Jonathan moved to New York City in 2010.
This young man has a future in the "ever so tough" New York jazz scene.
Jonathan brings two things to his performances that are a must in
jazz, energy and a feeling or emotion for the genre.
Improvisation seems to be his forte, long riffs that make total sense
and amaze you with the range and cleanliness of every note.
The instrument "talks" is the best way I can describe it.
There was no doubt when I walked into The Local 269 Bar
that Tuesday night I was listening to someone who was on the rise
and had a knowledge of jazz way beyond his youthful looks.
It was refreshing to on old jazz lover like me.
I asked Jonathan a few questions...
What are your goals for the future?