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Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger Jonathan Suazo

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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 Masters’s 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 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.

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​“Jonathan Suazo is undoubtedly one of the most important Puerto Rican musicians of his generation. His ability as a performer and improviser is matched by his creativity and conceptualism, and he continues to seek new challenges as an artist as well as new experiences for his audience. Highly recommended”. – Miguel Zenón Renown Saxophonist / Composer / Educator

“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”.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 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.

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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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