Jonathan Kay

“Resting in the peaceful Soul of Indian Classical music;

emanating from the creative Heart of Jazz improvisation.”

 

Being a young and talented pathfinder, Jonathan is exploring undiscovered musical realms which unite the spirit of the East with the creativity of the West in a never before realized synthesis of musical expression.

My Journey

 

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North Indian Raga Music

Jonathan’s big stage premiere of the Shrutiphone (custom modified saxophone) at the prestigious Ramakrishna Mission, Golpark, Kolkata.

 

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Raga Hamsadhwani - Saxophone Brothers

Jonathan and Andrew’s first big stage performance in Nagpur, India where they played one of their Guruji’s compositions in Raga Hamsadhwani.

Indo-Jazz with Monsoon

Indo-Jazz Coltrane Suite by the Saxophone Brothers

Jonathan’s original and innovative approach to Indo-Jazz; a meeting of creative western improvisation and India’s Ragas.

This is an arrangement of a John Coltrane Suite: Living Space, Nature Boy, and Afro-Blue.

Rasa Lila - inspired by Raga Kafi and Sindhura

Introducing my first performance playing the Bora Esraj with Monsoon Trio. I have been living in India learning this the esraj with my Guru Abir Singh Kangura and am proud to share this rare Indian instrument in Toronto.

News from around the Globe

My recent activities
Saxophone Brothers TEDx: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India

Saxophone Brothers TEDx: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India

  I had the pleasure of participating in TEDx: KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, India in 2015. Andrew and I only...

Japan Tour 2016

Japan Tour 2016

Traveling to Japan is always a deeply enriching experience. There is so much to be learned from their traditional culture...

Big Stage Premiere of Solo Hindustani Saxophone in Kolkata

Big Stage Premiere of Solo Hindustani Saxophone in Kolkata

On May 14th, 2016, I had the great honour of taking the stage at one of the most prestigious venues...

Publication in Critical Studies in Improvisation

Publication in Critical Studies in Improvisation

I am extremely honoured to have my first published article in such a reputed publication from Canada, Critical Studies in...

Cross-Cultural Musical Transcendence

My journey into the spirit of musicality