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Sangre Nueva: Saxophonist, Composer Jonathan Suazo (Bilingual)

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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 master’s 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 Patitucci, 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.

QUOTES

​“Jonathan Suazo is undoubtedly one of his generation’s most important Puerto Rican musicians. His creativity and conceptualism match his ability as a performer and improviser, and he continues to seek new challenges as an artist and new experiences for his audience. Highly recommended”. – Miguel Zenón Renown Saxophonist / Composer / Educator
​“I remember being fascinated by his resilience, drive, and desire to discover.” “Never afraid of going through the unknown, his fresh energy with beautiful ideas and understanding his roots are probably some of his most special virtues.” – David Sánchez Renown Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist / Composer / Educator
​“To us, Jonathan’s work and character have aligned with our commitment to amplifying the creative autonomy and movement building necessary to the future of arts, music, and culture, especially in a city like Boston. he is a natural collaborator who is always seeking to create or reimagine new music projects, as well as build new relationships with musicians and other creators desiring to make a bigger impact through their work”. – Catherine Morris Founder + Executive Director of BAMS FEST INC.
JONATHAN SUAZO es un saxofonista/compositor/arreglista y artista flow puertorriqueño. Su música destaca ritmos tradicionales de sus raíces y ascendencia puertorriqueña/dominicana dentro de un contenedor de fusión intercultural de sus muchas influencias musicales.
​Obtuvo su Licenciatura en Jazz y Música Caribeña en el Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico y su maestría en Interpretación Contemporánea en Berklee College of Music (Global Jazz Institute). Ha sido enseñado por los reconocidos músicos David Sanchez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marco Pignataro, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone y Joe Lovano.
Jonathan también ha actuado con artistas como 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 y muchos otros.

COTIZACIONES

​“Jonathan Suazo es sin duda uno de los músicos puertorriqueños más importantes de su generación. Su creatividad y conceptualismo están a la altura de su habilidad como intérprete e improvisador, y continúa buscando nuevos desafíos como artista y nuevas experiencias para su público. Muy recomendable”. – Miguel Zenón Reconocido Saxofonista / Compositor / Educador
“Recuerdo estar fascinado por su resiliencia, impulso y deseo de descubrir”. “Sin miedo a atravesar lo desconocido, su energía fresca con hermosas ideas y la comprensión de sus raíces son probablemente algunas de sus virtudes más especiales”. – David Sánchez Reconocido saxofonista/compositor/educador ganador del premio Grammy
​“Para nosotros, el trabajo y el carácter de Jonathan se han alineado con nuestro compromiso de amplificar la autonomía creativa y la construcción del movimiento necesarios para el futuro de las artes, la música y la cultura, especialmente en una ciudad como Boston. es un colaborador natural que siempre busca crear o reimaginar nuevos proyectos musicales, así como construir nuevas relaciones con músicos y otros creadores que desean generar un mayor impacto a través de su trabajo”. – Catherine Morris Fundadora + Directora Ejecutiva de BAMS FEST INC.

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A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.

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