You never know the power of Twitter until this happens! A loyal twitter follower, Italian native and writer has taken the time to publish a wonderful feature and review of ‘These Miles’ in the Italia Post. I have posted an english translation for you to enjoy! – JE
(Translation by Google)
Jonathan Estabrooks: that voice, that music
Jonathan began his musical training as a member of the choir of the Opera Lyra Ottawa Boys Choir and Opera Lyra. In 1994 he participated as a shepherd boy in Puccini’s Tosca. In 1993, instead he joined the Society of Musical Theatre, and appears in productions such as Annie, Oliver! as “Oliver Twist”, the Will Rogers Follies, and West Side Story.
He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto in 2006 and a Masters Degree in Music from the Juilliard School in 2009, where he studied under Marlena Malas.
There are many commitments and awards that Jonathan collects at home and around the world in the following years, but the stroke of genius takes place July 15, 2013 when Jonathan manages to successfully collect $ 25.730 USD on the website Kickstarter funding popular for registration His debut album with the orchestra.
Titled “These Miles” was released in 2014. The album is a collection of various situations, there are elements of fusion of classical, pop and musical theater classic with the accompaniment of Macedonia Radio Orchestra.
In the disk there are several collaborations, Simon Cowell, tenor Jonathan Antoine, former duo Jonathan and Charlotte, the new age pianist and author Jennifer Thomas. It was produced by Dave Reitzas, winner of four Grammys, from Oran Eldor and Jonathan himself. The album was recorded with the help of over 50 musicians from around the world.
This album is made up of a series of covers of famous artists such as Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello. The mix of songs on this cd is very inspired. There is a bit ‘of jazz, a bit’ of classical, a little ‘pop … it is as if this man could sing anything! His voice kidnaps you and takes you on a world he creates, different in every song he sings. A disc wonderful, beautiful, relaxing, listening to at any time of day or night.