Manhattan, NYC native, trumpeter and composer Jonathan Saraga has been said by All About Jazz to possess the
musical “wisdom and maturity of veterans more than twice his age,” and that “his chops, lust for musical life and
don't-box-me-into-a-stylistic-corner mentality make him seem like the musical offspring of trumpeters Dave Douglas
and Ambrose Akinmusire."
Jonathan's professional music career officially began in 2002 when he was cast as an orchestral trumpeter in the
Paramount film, Changing Lanes. That same year he would begin performing at the Jazz Standard with the Jazz
Standard Youth Orchestra, which he went on to do, once a month, for the next three years