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Jonathan Karrant's Deep Respect For Jazz

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Jonathan Karrant was born in the heart of America at the foothills of the Ozarks in the old western town of Fort Smith, Arkansas east of the Arkansas River. 

His recent album “On and On” made it to number four in the All About Jazz charts.

The album features such songs as “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” and “Doodlin’”, as well as the title track, and was produced by Tyler Monks, with pianist Josh Nelson, bassist Rob Thorsen, guitarist Mark Shapiro, and drummer Duncan Moore.

Audiences have characterized Jonathan as a great interpreter of song, a storyteller, a singer who brings music and lyric alive.

Some refer to Jonathan as an amazing song-stylist who sings from the American songbook, an entertainer of star quality.

Others say he paints a picture, he presents a mood and captivates a room through song.

Jazz Corner said “Karrant’s voice is romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced” and “that he sings standards with an emotional weight that make it seem as if he had written the songs himself”.

He will tell you that he has an innate connection with music writers of the past, masters like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Sammie Cahn, Julie Styne, Johnny Mercer, to mention a few.

He will tell you that he has great respect for such giants as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Little Jimmy Scott, Nancy Wilson and Johnny Hartman.

Website: www.jonathankarrant.com

Twitter: @jonathankarrant

 

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