Feature Interview with SA DRUMMER

NBC Boston Feature

Contributing Writer for Modern Drummer Magazine

Named 2017 Session Musician of the Year

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Nominated for “Best New Drummer 2016”


Sarah Hagan, Director of Artist Relations: Zildjian Company

“The best way to describe Jonathan is equal parts a skilled and versatile drummer, a dedicated hard worker and overall a fantastic person. He is exactly the kind of player we like having on the Zildjian Artist Roster and he represents our company with unrelenting commitment!”

Joe Testa, Director of Artist Relations: Vic Firth Company

There are certain traits that define a person. One I look for immediately is whether they mean what they say and say what they mean. Jonathan not only does that in life, but in the music he performs. There should be no greater compliment to a musician than to know people see their music as authentic. Jonathan is all that.”

Uli Salazar, Artist Relations Manager: Ludwig Drums

Jonathan has been recording and touring the world with various acts for years. He is one of the area’s most in demand drummers, and is well known for his unique style and ability to adapt naturally to a variety of music settings.”

Dean Bowdery, Founder: Protection Racket Cases

“Jonathan has proven himself to be an invaluable ambassador for our company and products, and in turn has generated so much interest for us in the US.  We are extremely proud to have Jonathan use and abuse our humble cases!  Oh, and he is some drummer too!!”

Steve Lobmeier, Artist Relations: Evans / D’Addario & Company

“Jonathan possesses all the key traits that make a company proud to have him on-board as an endorsee; Talent, dedication to the brand, humility, professionalism, and just an all around swell guy”

JC Clifford, President: Drumtacs

“Having Jonathan join our Family of Artists at Drumtacs was no doubt slanted heavily in our favor. I appreciate all he does for our company and at the end of the day I am truly humbled to just call him a Friend. “

Terri Lyne Carrington (Drummer): Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter

“Jonathan is a first class drummer, hands down. His liquid time feel and stylistic versatility make him someone to be acutely aware of – now and years to come! His has a fat groove and a masterful understanding of the instrument. I’m a fan…”

Aaron Spears (Drummer): USHER

“In my mind, Jonathan is not only the incredible musician that everyone knows him to be, but also one of the most thoughtful human beings that I have had the pleasure of meeting. If you are afforded the opportunity to connect with him in any capacity, whether on the stage or in person, consider yourself extremely lucky.”

Josh Werner (Bassist): Matisyahu, Wu-Tang, Lee “Scratch” Perry

“Jonathan is an extremely present drummer, possessing a rock solid funky pocket with a refined edge “

Thalia Zedek: COME, Live Skull, UZI, Dangerous Birds,

“Besides his uncanny ability to learn and remember a million songs and play them well, Jonathan has a unique gift to play drums in a way that makes everyone else’s parts fit together in a really natural and perfect way. He provides that one piece of the puzzle, which is musical arrangement that makes all the other pieces fit together, and he does it without being showy or drawing attention to his parts.“