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Jonathan Suazo is a Puerto Rican Saxophonist / Composer / Arranger and Flow Artist. His music highlights traditional rhythms from his Puerto Rican / Dominican roots and ancestry within a Cross-Cultural Fusion container of his many musical influences. 

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 taught by renowned musicians: David Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marco Pignataro, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone and Joe Lovano.

 

Jonathan has also performed in venues such as Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Martinique Jazz Fest, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest, SF JAZZ, Isabella Stewart Gardener 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, 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.

Jonathan is part of the stellar artist roster at Ágora Cultural Architects, the Nefa Creative Grounds data base, and is also co-leader of the free improv/experimental group, the No Base Trio

His new afro-caribbean album RICANO will be released in August 2023.

Learn more HERE

Quotes:

“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. Highly recommended".

- 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”.

-David Sánchez 

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”.

-Catherine Morris 

Founder + Executive Director of BAMS FEST INC

SELECTED AUDIOS

ALBUMS

Memorias Vivas (2022) - Live Album
Memorias Vivas (2022) - Live Album

Features performances from 2019 through 2021

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Extracts of a Desire (2013)
Extracts of a Desire (2013)

2013 - Debut Album (Self Produced) Co-Produced by Miguel Zenon

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Vital (2014)
Vital (2014)

2nd Self Produced Album

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SINGLES

Each Other

Genre: Contemporary Fusion / Jazz

Don't Take Kindly

Genre: Jazz

Pa' Sanar

Genre: Fusion / R&B / Latin / Pop

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers (EWI Cover)_edited

Genre: R&B / Modern Fusion / Jazz

Pa' Reflexionar

Genre: Film / Ambient / Poetry / Avant Pop / Rock / Fusion

THE NO BASE TRIO ALBUMS

Jonathan Suazo, Gabriel Vicéns, Leonardo Osuna - NO BASE TRIO II
Jonathan Suazo - No Base Trio

JS as Feat. Soloist, arranger or producer

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