Jonathan Suazo is a Puerto Rican Saxophonist / Composer / Culturist.
His music is influenced by artists like Kenny Garrett, David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, John Coltrane and many more.
Jonathan has performed in venues such as Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Martinique Jazz Fest, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest, Santo Domingo Jazz Festival, Springfield Jazz Fest, SF JAZZ, Groton Hill Music Center, Elephant Room Austin TX, SXSW 2023, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The MFA Boston, and many more. He's collaborated with artists such as: Paoli Mejías, ILé, Miguel Zenón, Emil "El Hijo de Borikén" Martínez, David Sánchez, Kevin Harris, Rakalam Bob Moses, Giovanni Hidalgo, Gonzalo Grau, Manolo Mairena, David Rivera, Christian Nieves, Ricky Rodriguez, Tito Matos, Ricardo Pons, Calma Carmona, William Cepeda, Jon Secada, Pedro Capó, Obie Bermudez, Hans Glawischnig, Humberto Ramirez, Silverio Perez, Tony Escapa, Charlie Sepúlveda and many others.
He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz & Caribbean Music at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, and his Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance at Berklee College of Music (Global Jazz Institute). He's been named one of the Top Ten Emerging Jazz Artists of 2023 by The Recording Academy. He’s a 2023 Winter South Arts Jazz Road Artist, a 2023 New Music USA Creator Fund Recipient, and has been taught by renowned musicians like: David Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marco Pignataro, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone and Joe Lovano.
Press contact: Lydia Liebman
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Jonathan is also co-leader of the free improv/experimental group, the No Base Trio.
“Jonathan Suazo is undoubtedly one of the most important Puerto Rican musicians of his generation. His ability as a performer and improviser is matched by his creativity and conceptualism, and he continues to seek new challenges as an artist as well as new experiences for his audience.
- Miguel Zenón
Renown Saxophonist / Composer / Educator
“Jonathan Suazo is one of the most talented and versatile young artists I've had the blessing to hear and teach in recent years. In my opinion, he has one of the most important qualities an artist could have; great rhythmic flow, feeling and a strong desire to face a new situation. This makes me feel excited about a new generation of musicians”.
Renown Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist / Composer / Educator
“To us, Jonathan's work and character has aligned with our commitment to amplifying the creative autonomy and movement building necessary to the future of arts, music and culture, especially in a city like Boston. he is a
natural collaborator always seeking to create or reimagine new music projects, as well as build new relationships with musicians and other creators desiring to make bigger impact through their work”.
Founder + Executive Director of BAMS FEST INC
Features performances from 2019 through 2021
2nd Self Produced Album
2013 - Debut Album (Self Produced) Co-Produced by Miguel Zenon
Genre: Contemporary Fusion / Jazz
Genre: Fusion / R&B / Latin / Pop
Genre: R&B / Modern Fusion / Jazz
Genre: Film / Ambient / Poetry / Avant Pop / Rock / Fusion