Jonathan Greene is an active jazz, world and classical multi-instrumentalist. Most recently, Jonathan had the honor of playing with groups that opened up for Jay Leno at Proctors as well as Marcus Roberts and Anat Cohen at the Troy Music Hall. He has also subbed on clarinet for the Albany and Glens Falls Symphony orchestras.
Jonathan's current projects include:
All original jazz/world repertoire that include inspirations from Africa and South America. Their most recent CD, Karibu, made it as high as #15 for radio play on National JazzWeek World charts.
Hal Miller, drummer and jazz writer/historian sums up the group best in his review of the group's last CD:
"Karibu is yet another musical postcard from Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius as she and her muse continue their journey to far off lands and cultures-some of which have yet to have been discovered-and to the outer reaches of her awe-inspiring imagination. Once again she and her talented bunch of co-conspirators have conjured up new worlds, new mysteries, and new musical pathways. I treasure the music of Elizabeth & Heard because in it I hear and feel an unbounded joy and an irresistible optimism that never fail to surprise, delight and uplift me."
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A Django Reinhardt inspired quintet: two guitars, bass, clarinet and violin.
A group comprised of clarinet, accordion, vocals, and bass. They play a colorful variety of 1930s to 60s gypsy, klezmer, and popular music from Europe, South America and the Middle East.