Jonathan Richards joins the SJW faculty for the first time this year, and we couldn’t be more excited. Based in Los Angeles, Jonathan has developed deep professional relationships with some of the top artists in jazz and pop, including David Foster, Khalid, Toni Braxton, Joe LaBarbera, Marquis Hill, Snuffy Walden, Van Hunt, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Wilson, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
You can see Jonathan in many videos featuring Postmodern Jukebox, Sara Neimietz, and the Sarah Reich Tap Music Project. He’s also all over scores recorded for TV and film, including Beyoncé’s The Gift, Katharine McPhee’s PBS Soundstage Special, The American Music Awards, and scoring sessions for shows such as The Night Of (HBO), Mrs. America (HULU), and Dear White People (Netfilx).
Even better for us at SJW, Jonathan is a very high-level jazz educator, currently on the faculty of Pasadena City College, long noted for its excellent jazz program.