“Takes Jazz to today’s streets, charting a course for listeners of tomorrow”
“Greenstein’s rambunctious group milks the material for all it’s worth”
“Real feeling of gravitas, beauty and depth… truly mesmerizing”
“A great saxophonist… contemporary Jazz at it’s best”
- Notes & Tones, Solar Radio
Jonathan Greenstein is a restless new talent with a jaw-dropping, high energy live show. Arriving at a distinctive sound that’s relevant to the wider music audience, Greenstein’s beat emphasizes song, lyricism and space. It is soulfully sophisticated with an anti-pop, punk attitude and inspiring songwriting. This is not your grandparents’ Jazz.
His new project goes back to Jazz’s spontaneous roots and challenges the traditional album structure by releasing several EP’s, all recorded live in the studio with no separation or headphones. These shorter records really showcase Jonathan’s songwriting and storytelling, and mix these songs with the type of Jazz that was the basis for Hip Hop and beatmaking. The first EP, Vol I, has already been receiving great reviews and turning heads to Greenstein’s style.
This is beautiful music, with movement, personality and many layers. A journey to have character through music, to create oneself and to accept who you are. It invites the audience to really listen, to move, to be together, to feel. His songs and moods offer another chapter in the life of Jazz, capturing the essence of this music and bringing it, in his own lush way, to our generation and our music. For Greenstein, it’s bigger than Jazz, and he’s on a mission to bring the people with him.