Thursday, February 16 – 7:30 PM

(Modern Jazz) – $10

THE JONATHAN RAGONESE QUINTET

Jonathan Ragonese, composer-arranger-saxophonist, is a native of New Cumberland Pennsylvania. He has lived in New York City for seven years, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music. As a saxophonist he has performed and recorded with Terell Stafford, David Liebman, Jon Faddis, Tim Warfield, JD Walter, The Harrisburg Symphony & Stuart Malina, Steve Rudolph, Steve Wilson and James Moody. As a composer his works have been commissioned and premiered by saxophonist Steve Wilson, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony, and the The Righteous Girls, Bucknell University, West Chester University and the Harrisburg Youth Symphony. In 2014 Ragonese premiered his ‘Not-this’ for two saxophones, at Carnegie Hall. Jonathan is an active educator, his educational endeavors continue to broaden with lectures, writings, and the development of an early childhood music program at Explore + Discover Learning Center in Manhattan. In the fall of 2013 Ragonese released his first album, Ardent Marigolds with long-time musical father Steve Rudolph on PACT Records.

Jonathan Ragonese – Saxophone
Vuyo Sotashe – Vocals
Adam O’Farrill – Trumpet
Gabe Schnider – Guitar
Joshua Crumbly – Bass
Joe Peri – Drums

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