One of his main attributes is having an electric sitar which gives more flexibility in the dynamic sound world of popular music, further more Jonathan is the worlds first exponent of the newly developed 'pygmy sitar'. What he's working on/where he's played: Jonathan's currently involved in a number of collaborative projects: The Teak Project - The Teak Project represents a collaboration between three of Britain's finest young improvisers. These musicians have come together simply to make their own music, unfettered by the strictures of defined categories like jazz or Hindustani classical. In doing so they have drawn from their own wealth of experiences and created a space in which to let their instruments breathe. Raga Mela - In collaboration with SPNM, Kuljit Bhamra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Jonathan will be performing original compositions. The brief is to write an orchestral piece while keeping the integrity of 'Rag'. Mantra - With The Orlando Consort & Kuljit Bhamra, Mantra explores the music the Portuguese missionaries took to India in the early 16th Century. Bach unaccompanied violin sonatas transcribed for sitar - Jonathan is currently arranging & recording selected movements from the violin sonatas by J.S Bach The Silk Trio - Trio with Sitar, Oud & Tabla.
Touring South of France summer 2009 Amorphous Androgynous - Jonathan currently plays in this superb phychedelic rock group featuring Gaz Cobain from Future Sound Of London. Over the years Jonathan has played all over the world as a soloist and in collaboration including India, Sri Lanka, UK, Abu Dhabi, Monte Carlo, France, Germany, America, Russia, Australia & Bangladesh. And venues/festivals including Cheltenham, Glastonbury, The big chill, Kazan peace festival, Lamar tree, Spitalfields, The Royal Festival Hall, City of London & Breacon jazz. Jonathan is also co-founder of First Hand Records. Read more on Last.fm.
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