Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Flute, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation
I love all music! From classical to jazz to hip-hop to Funk etc.
Jonathan Cestero is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelors degree in Jazz studies under the direction of Professor Chuck Owens (The Jazz Surge) and Professor Jack Wilkins. Currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of South Florida, Jonathan has also had the distinct pleasure of being part of the traveling group known as the USF Jazztet performing at some of the worlds most prestigious jazz festivals around the world such as the Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), the Dusseldorf Jazz Festival (Germany), Edinburgh and Birmingham Jazz Festival (Scotland).
Having been a touring musician for over 10 years, Cestero has been the distinct pleasure of performing with acts from mainstream pop/reggae acts such as Goldfinger , Slightly Stoopid, and The Supervillains to jazz legends like The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Trumpet extraordinaire Mark Zauss and Michael Buble.
Being a hardworking musician, Jonathan takes pride in pushing himself to become a better performer/educator while spreading his love for music through private instruction and doing special seminars for students in grade school (Northampton School for Boys, England ) to High School students in Stuttgart, Germany.