I have had the pleasure of recently working with a very fine vocalist by the name of Jonathan Karrant. Most recently, I’ve performed a longstanding gig with him (with some of the best Jazz musicians in San Diego) at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.
With his smooth vocals he croons many of the great songs from the “Great American Songbook” like “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Fly Me To The Moon”, songs that may seem over-played but with Jonathan he brings a very fresh and young sound to these classic songs. And he breaths new life into more recent pop songs such as James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” and Stephen Bishop’s “On and On”.
I wish him the best as he goes on a nationwide tour to promote his new album “On and On“.
From Jonathan’s Official Website:
Audiences have characterized Jonathan as a great interpreter of song, a storyteller, a singer who brings music and lyric alive. Some refer to Jonathan as an amazing song-stylist who sings from the American songbook, an entertainer of star quality. Others say he paints a picture, he presents a mood and captivates a room through song. He will tell you that he has an innate connection with music writers of the past, masters like Cole Porter (they share the same birthday), George Gershwin, Sammie Cahn, Julie Styne, Johnny Mercer, to mention a few. He will tell you that he has great respect for such giants as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Little Jimmy Scott, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Hartman. He will tell you that he loves people, loves connecting with other musicians and with his audience, and loves sharing time with those who also love to celebrate life and music.