Jonathan James- Keys/Composer
Going across styles is Jon's thing. As a pianist and composer, he's always noodled with classical and jazz ideas and is constantly looking for fresh sounds, whatever the genre.
Jon draws on over 20 years of conducting experience in his work as an educator. He leads creative workshops for orchestras (e.g. BSO, RPO), gives enthusiastic talks on music all over the UK and presents for BBC NOW and BBC Radio 3. Highlight of the week is directing the Bristol Pre-Conservatoire, an evening school for talented young classical and jazz musicians where creativity is a big deal.
Dream gig would include: Gwilym Simcock, Björk and small orchestra riffing off post-impressionistic ideas. After-show with D'Angelo.
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