GUITARIST and COMPOSER
With a busy touring schedule and rave reviews from the press and peers, Jonathan issteadily becoming one of the most exciting new faces on the international Jazz scene. He has studied a wide range of music and performed in many eclectic situations.His compositions have beenperformed by his exciting group on five continents.
As a member of U.M.’s concert jazz band he played with Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Red Rodney. He performed 20th century workswith the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.He has performed/performs as a sideman inthe groups of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, Lee Konitz, Don Friedman, AriHoenig, Joel Frahm, Greg Tardy, DonaldEdwards, Jane Monheit, and Yosvany Terry, as well as leading his own groupsincluding such notables as Larry Grenadier, Bill stewart and ScottWendholt. He has released 5 criticallyacclaimed CD’s on the Criss Cross and Mel Bay Labels. ‘South of Everywhere’ was at the top of theJazz radio Charts for several weeks in 2008. He has also recorded on several critically acclaimed discs such as JoeLocke’s ‘sticks and strings’, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s ‘spiral’ , and Ari Hoenig’s’berts playground’.
‘For those who thought that there could be no more surprises in the world of Jazz Guitar, what a voice! His playing is harmonically fruitful and melodically effortless as he charms long flowing lines from his guitar with a taste, skill, and experience that belies his youth.’
Lyle Robinson-Jazz Guitar Life
‘He plays the hell out of the guitar, that’s forsure.’
‘Connectingideas and swinging with a personal and unique approach’
‘We really want to stress out how talented JonathanKreisberg sounds , and how to the public this could be not only a revelation,but a shock. Kreisberg, steeped in modern guitar and american jazz, is anoutstanding technician, but also a remarkable composer. We simply are in thepresence of a great musician. Period. ‘
Phillipe Baron–RTBF-Belgian Jazz Radio