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PATREON & UTAH

It has been a whirlwind month of travel including performances in Canada and an incredible trip to Utah to film a host of music videos and collaborations with world-renowned performers and YouTubers, The Piano Gal and Jason Lyle Black

I recently launched my Patreon page which is an incredible platform for creative endeavors, similar to Kickstarter, but instead of one large project, patrons support continued creative work, in my case fully-produced music videos (up to two a month) on my growing YouTube channel. If you’re interested, you can learn more here! I’d love to have you as part of the team and you can give as little as $1 a creation and set monthly maximums. You’ll have access to featured content, early releases and a host of fantastic rewards!

Look out for my first video from this trip, set for release this month with many more to follow. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the little bell for notifications!

 

LEARN TO SING! (NYC Studio or Online)

I am excited to be building my voice studio for the coming season and hoping you’ll join me! If you or someone you know is looking to learn how to sing or build on their skills and talent, I want to help guide that growth.

No matter your skill level or the style of music you wish to study, I am committed to helping you feel comfortable with your voice!

WHAT I OFFER!

  • Lessons in NYC or Online (Skype or iMesssage!)
  • Two music degrees (Univ. of Toronto/The Juilliard School)
  • 15+ years performing around the world and teaching all skill levels
  • Improve vocal quality, breath, intonation, stamina and delivery!

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING!

If you or someone you know is interested, I offer lessons in-person and online and happy to answer any questions you might have! Feel free to email me at jonathanestabrooks@gmail.com

LET’S SING!
Jonathan

Tackling the land of YouTube

Over the last few months, I have embarked on a weekly video series with the goal of increasing my YouTube presence. Beginning with weekly cover songs, the plan is to expand to month music videos, vlogs, vocal tips, tricks behind-the-scenes content and more!

After meeting with YouTube sensation Peter Hollens, I was inspired to tackle this new frontier, one that has seen incredible growth and for many, has replaced traditional TV with vibrant and engaging content! It is an amazing community and a wonderful platform for creativity. I am excited to add my voice with video ideas inspired by all of you so come and join the conversation! 

If you’re curious about my channel, I would love you to click here and SUBSCRIBE. Be sure to click the little bell as well (on the YouTube channel) to receive notifications when I upload new content, once a week or more!

VIDEO DEBUT! – Artists For The Arts

I am so excited to announce that we have released our single and music video for the Beatles classic ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ to benefit Americans For The Arts in their fight to save the National Endowment for the Arts. As Executive Producer of Artists For The Arts, I am honored to share this beautiful project with all of you. All proceeds from the sing available on broadwayrecords.com and elsewhere will benefit the non-profit and its arts advocacy and educational endeavors to #SavetheNEA

It was January 19, 2017, and news had just broken that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Humanities (NEH) could soon be at risk of elimination. As an opera singer and creative entrepreneur, I knew how crucial arts funding was for society at large. The arts enrich the human experience by sparking creativity, collaboration and powerful returns on investment in education and economic growth. I turned to change.org and created a petition (change.org/SaveTheNEA). I’m not sure what I hoped would come of it, but I knew that this was an issue near and dear to my heart, and perhaps, if enough everyday Americans realized what was at stake, the community could have a fighting chance.

A ‘Who’s Who’ of Broadway, Hollywood, theatre, dance, and music artists came together at the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City to record and film a single of the iconic Beatles song “A Little Help From My Friends” to inspire support for the arts in America. 100% of net profits from this recording will go towards Americans for the Arts and their work to protect the NEA, support arts education and advocacy, and continue to fight for our beautiful industry and all that it does to foster community, creativity and economic growth.

Here are just some of the artists involved:

Broadway: Nick Adams (Chicago, A Chorus Line), Aaron Lazar (The Last Ship, The Light In the Piazza), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon, Hair), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Les Miserables in West End), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty & the Beast), Julie Benko (Fiddler on the Roof), Lillias White (Fela!, The Life), Lexi Lawson (Hamilton, Rent), Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon, Baby), Telly Leung (In Transit, Allegiance, Glee), Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Chicago)

Television: Annie Golden (Orange Is The New Black), Forte Tenors (America’s Got Talent), Chris Mann (The Voice, Phantom of the Opera)

Viral: Peter Hollens (YouTube)

Singer (Opera/Rock/Choral): Cass Dillon, Lauren Jelencovich (Yanni vocalist), Noah Stewart (Metropolitan Opera), Yale Glee Club

Spoken Word: Taylor Mali (TedTalk), Shanelle Gabriel (HBO’s Def Poetry Jam), Trace DePass

Cabaret: Natalie Douglas, KT Sullivan

#SavetheNEA Petition and Video project!

In January it was announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) could loose all funding. The NEA has been the life-blood and foundation of the arts community across our nation since 1965. They provide grants for dance, music, drama, literature, outreach education, and so much more.

With the petition surpassing 35,000 signatures, it became clear that more could be done to spread the message. So began our project of one ANTHEM to support arts in America and #SavetheNEA and an invitation to the US Senate!

Watch the video below to learn more and HOW YOU CAN HELP us reach our FUNDING goal! It will involve artist from all artistic disciplines and YOUR video submissions from across the country.

Stay Tuned!

Stay tuned for updates from beautiful Savannah, Georgia as I return to the American Traditions Competition to compete for first prize, perform everything from Opera and Musical Theatre to Folk, Vocal Pop and more. If you’re in or near the Savannah area, I’d love to see you there! My first day of competition begins on Wednesday, February 22nd. You can visit the official website to learn more! 

‘Tis The Season! Holiday Single And More!

Seasons greetings to you all and I hope this message finds you happy, healthy and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the season. As my first Christmas away from Canada and my family, it is somewhat surreal to hear tunes like ‘White Christmas’ in the heat of the Australian summer, but I am starting to adjust. Without a doubt, I do miss the crispness of a sunny Canadian winter morning.

‘Homeward Bound’ (Single and Music Video)

As promised, I am excited to bring you my first of new monthly music videos and my latest for ‘Homeward Bound’, by Martha Keen. Click below to watch and if you enjoy it, please consider a share, thumbs up or both! It is available now on iTunes, LoudrGoogle Play and Spotify. I had a blast filming this video in beautiful Airlie Beach, Queensland and The Fiordlands, New Zealand. You can also find my video for ‘O Holy Night’ released in 2014. Click the image below to watch ‘Homeward Bound’!

Performances continue!

It has been a busy month Down-Under with repeat performances of our production show ‘ENCORE’ and grateful for standing ovations every night! I also received a last minute request to perform my solo show ‘These Miles’ on board, featuring songs from my album, classical musical theatre and crossover repertoire with a 7-piece orchestra. It was a treat to perform for such an engaged audience.

Keep in touch on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more as the adventure continues!

As always, thank you to each of you for your support and staying in touch and I wish you all a lovely season and Happy New Year with family and friends. 

New Adventures Down Under!

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We are excited to announce that Jonathan Estabrooks will be moving ‘Down Under’ for the coming season. Having lived in New York for almost decade a new adventure was long overdue and he returned from a summer on the family farm to an exciting next chapter.

Just last month, we received an invitation from a lovely friend and fellow singer, Clara Helms to join forces in creating a new production. Having been approached by her manager to create a duet show featuring two classically-trained voices, Clara invited Jonathan to join her in developing this new headlining to be featured onboard 13 different ships as part of a new Princess Cruises ENCORE project.

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The Sea Princess is pictured above and will be the home of this production. Jonathan is exciting to begin this new adventure and even more so, the chance to connect with a global audience.
 
Jonathan will depart November 3rd and will be onboard 1-2 weeks per month and otherwise based in Sydney, Australia. The program of classical Broadway and Opera entitled called ‘Crossover To Love’ will take them throughout the Southern Hemisphere and parts of Europe. This exclusive headliner show will be a staple on the Sea Princess, a ship of 2000 weekly travelers and 1000-seat theatre, including our very own 7-piece orchestra.

Some of the countries on this adventure Fiji, Indonesia, Ireland, England, Portugal, Norway, France, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Vanuatu.

 

 

Interview on Calon FM

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In September, Jonathan met with Jannie Rawlinson of Calon FM and the show ‘Classical Sounds 4 U’ out of Wrexham, Wales to discuss his career journey, debut album ‘These Miles’, his radio show on Crossover Radio International and upcoming tour.

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He joined Micheal Castaldo for a special New York show. To hear the full interview with music, click the link below.

To learn more about the show, click here and be sure to follow them on Facebook.

Recording with Jim Wann

Jonathan recently joined Broadway and West End composer, Jim Wann (Pump Boys and Dinettes) to record a new track to accompany his first holiday choral work. Jonathan joined arranger/Pianist David Shenton and singers Erin Shield, Mikki Sodergren and Michael Maliakel.

The track entitled ‘Christmas In Savannah’ will be published this holiday season to choirs and choral nationwide. Enjoy the final version below.

 

Jonathan hosts Classical Crossover LIVE on CRI

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Jonathan has taken on hosting duties for Classical Crossover LIVE, a weekly radio show on Crossover Radio International, part of the Radionomy network. The two hour show features music of established and indie artists, and in-depth interviews with such names as Chris Mann of ‘The Voice’ fame, Jennifer ThomasMicheal Castaldo, Siobhan Owen, Sons of Serendip and many more. The once weekly live broadcast (Wed, 7-9pm EST) bridges the gap between traditionally classical and pop repertoire, with artists that choose pop, rock, new age and classical idioms in their creative process.

To learn more about the station and how to tune in, follow them on Facebook and Twitter and join Jonathan Estabrooks as host each week.