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Jonathan Kreisberg: Unearthed

By Published: October 13, 2009
AAJ: After accomplishing so much as a composer and performer at such an early stage in your career, where do you see yourself as a musician over the long term? Are there any projects or genres of music that you would like to incorporate into your writing or improvising that you have not yet had the chance to do?

JK: For sure, I want to continue expanding the concepts I've explored in my band, I could spend a lifetime doing that. But there are always such great lessons to be learned playing in situations with different parameters than the ones I've personally created as a composer or band leader.

I recently played a bit in Paris with the incredible Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras, and we had so much fun that we are talking about more shows and some recording. In that duo situation, you have to call upon completely different instincts, compared to playing with a full ensemble.

Let's see, definitely looking forward to more gigs and learning experiences with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ari Hoenig's Punk Bop and Joe Locke
Joe Locke
Joe Locke
. I also love working with singers of all styles, and hope to eventually record material ranging from a solo setting to a big band. I better get to work.

Selected Discography

Jonathan Kreisberg, Night Songs (Criss Cross, 2009)

Jonathan Kreisberg, The South of Everywhere (Mel Bay, 2007)

Joe Locke, Sticks and Strings (Music Eyes, 2007)

Jonathan Kreisberg, Unearth (Mel Bay, 2005)

Jonathan Kreisberg, New for Now (Criss Cross, 2005)

Jonathan Kreisberg, Nine Stories Wide (Criss Cross, 2004)

Photo Credits

Page 1 (top): Jimmy Katz

Page 3 (top): Noah Shaye

Page 3 (bottom): George Schiavone

Pages 4, 5: Nadja von Massow

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