Jon Gold -|- Brazil Confidential – [Zoho Music, L.L.C., 2010]
Jon Gold is a composer and pianist originally from Palo Alto, CA. He began studying classical piano with the renown Spanish pianist Francisco de Hollas (himself a pupil of Gyorgi Sandor/Bela Bartok). Jon also studied delta blues guitar listening to and influenced by the greats such as Lighting Hopkins, Elmore James and Black Ace. It was natural that the two would merge into an interest in jazz. His earliest childhood influences in jazz were Mose Allison and Oscar Peterson.
In high school he discovered and become consumed by the music of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter. While still in high school, Jon had the opportunity to study with and perform with legendary saxophonist Joe Henderson. This was deeply inspiring for him and he credits much of his inspiration to Joe. Another opportunity in high school brought Jon together with Dizzy Gillespie to film a program for KQED-TV. Jon was awarded the Charlie Parker Jazz Award in his senior year of high school. Jon began to study jazz improvisation under Dwight Cannon (CBS Orchestra) at San Jose State University. During this time Jon worked with Eddie Gale (Cecil Taylor/Sun Ra) and performed throughout the West Coast.
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