Jonathan started playing piano at the age of 4 in his hometown of San Diego, California. He has been classically trained for 17 years and has also studied jazz/double bass for 8 years. Regarded by his peers as an extraordinary talent, he is a very active member of the Columbia music scene, performing and recording with various musicians of many genres. He currently studies jazz under Bert Ligon at the University of South Carolina. He has performed in many different venues, ranging from the Blue Room in New Orleans to the international Jazz Education Network Conference.