"I am a bandleader, composer and pianist based in New York City, and have had the pleasure of working with Jon for over four years now. Jon is a brilliant trumpet player and has played a key role on the bandstand with us. Just as important, he is a masterful arranger. Our music veers from jazz to rock to latin, and Jon unfailingly comes up with great charts for our section, always appropriate to genre, always imaginative, always coming up with something unique and special. Jon’s stylish arrangements are a hallmark of our sound. Can’t give a higher recommendation to a musician." -Norman Z. (New York, NY)
"I hired Dr. Jonathan to perform in central park as part of a proposal to my girlfriend, and he did a fantastic job. Dr Jonathan was professional, and sounded great. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled musician!"
-Josh A. (Greatneck, NY)
"Jonathan provided a jazz trio for my annual Summer party which was Mardi Gras theme! He and his band mates really captured the soul of New Orleans Jazz. My guests were quite impressed how they were able to keep up with the energy of the party. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM for any events."
-Patricia A. (New York, NY)
"I was coordinator for a large event that involved a kids costume parade. Jonathan, along with a drummer colleague, was asked to lead off the parade with New Orleans Jazz Style music. The kids (and their parents) loved his playing and high energy performance. Jonathan was a pleasure to work with: professional, proactive, and flexible. I highly recommend him."
-Maureen B. (New York, NY)
"Jonathan is an amazing trumpet player and arranger. He arranged a funk chart for me within hours which was done beautifully and meticulously. Really great work done by a very talented individual. Very professional all around musician."
-Michael S. (New York, NY)
"During Covid lockdown I wanted to do something unique for my wife's birthday. I contacted Jonathan to play from the street up to our balcony. He was amazing and really made the day special."
-Brian N. (New York, NY)
"Mr. Saraga is a gentleman, and dealing with him was a breeze from the beginning till the end. He was approachable, had a huge repertoire of songs they could offer, and they gave our wedding in Brooklyn a really classy atmosphere. Their repertoire doesn't only limit to Jazz, ask them and you'll be surprised. Having been a musician myself, I was looking for skill and taste. Jonathan's band has it."
-Ricardo B. (New York, NY)
"Jonathan Saraga with his trio pulled off a courageous, energetic jazz-fusion performance at an art show of mine in New York, April 2015. Particularly impressive was Saraga's commitment to the show's theme - 'Life, beauty and unraveling in the Middle East' - with his will to explore music from the Levant and adapt it to his energetic jazz style. At times dramatic and always powerful, attendees found the music most appropriate for the art on view. Many thanks to Saraga and his team."
-Jonathan A. (New York, NY)
"Jonathan wrote wonderful edits to an arrangement I had on an original composition of mine, "Yambambo. He enhanced the piece beautifully. He also played on the CD 'Uniting Beats.' His playing was passionate and precise.I had a great time working with Jonathan."
-Corina B. (New York, NY)