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 Patituchi, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone and Joe Lovano.
Jonathan has also performed with artists such as: Paoli Mejías, ILé, Miguel Zenón, Rakalam Bob Moses, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Matos, Ricardo Pons, Calma Carmona, William Cepeda, Jon Secada, Pedro Capó, Obie Bermudez, Humberto Ramirez, Silverio Perez, Charlie Sepúlveda and many others.
Source: Jonathan Suazo
-Full Tuition Scholarship to Berklee Global Jazz Institute Masters Program 2016 -Berklee Urban Service Award (2018)- For using arts to support Humanitarianism -Grammy Award (Sideman 2016) - For work on Ilevitable by Ileana Cabra -FNCP Top 10 indie albums from Puerto Rico (2013) - JS Self produced Album "Extracts of a Desire" -FNCP Top 10 indie albums from Puerto Rico (2014) - JS Self produced Album "Vital"
“I remember being fascinated by his resilience, his drive and desire to discover”. “Never afraid of going through the unknown, his fresh
energy with beautiful ideas and the understanding of his roots, are probably
some of his most special virtues”.
Renown Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist / Composer / Educator
“El saxofonista y compositor Jonathan Suazo es sin duda uno de los músicos Puertorriqueños mas importantes de su generación. Su capacidad como interprete e improvisador es igualada por su creatividad y conceptualismo, y continua buscando nuevos retos como artista así como nuevas experiencias para su publico. Altamente recomendado”.