12 min

The Reiki Practitioner (Jonathan Saraga) In Frequency

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"The Reiki Practitioner" was originally written for quintet and was featured on Jonathan's debut album, "First Vision", which was released at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City for the Blue Truffle Music record label.

What started as a small-group original work was soon adapted for jazz orchestra and would be debuted at the 2009 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition presented by the International Trumpet Guild and premiered by the U.S. Army Blues.

It has since been performed by multi-award winning ensembles such as the Eco-Music Big Band, the Liberte Big Band, the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra, and most recently, the University of Colorado, Boulder Concert Jazz Ensemble. Venues it has been performed at include The Tea Lounge, Trumpets Jazz Club and The Iridium in New York, as well as Grusin Hall at CU Boulder.

The piece was recently recognized by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, which awarded Jonathan a commission to complete a new composition by winter of 2020.

Recorded in April 2019 at Mighty Fine Studios, Denver CO
Engineered by Colin Bricker

Saxophones
Lexi Nomikos
Rhiannon Dewey
Wyatt Wear
Michael Gutierrez
Jake Conway

Trumpets
Jonathan Saraga
Joey Blunk
Erik Ondrejko
Aaron MacGilvray
Sonya Walker

Trombones
Brian Woodbury
Matteo Bassani
Allison Orthel
Bryan Powell

Rhythm Section
Adam Hernandez, guitar
Annie Booth, piano
Leo Arguello, bass
Michael D'Angelo, drums
Rocco Williams, vibes

"The Reiki Practitioner" was originally written for quintet and was featured on Jonathan's debut album, "First Vision", which was released at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City for the Blue Truffle Music record label.

What started as a small-group original work was soon adapted for jazz orchestra and would be debuted at the 2009 Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition presented by the International Trumpet Guild and premiered by the U.S. Army Blues.

It has since been performed by multi-award winning ensembles such as the Eco-Music Big Band, the Liberte Big Band, the Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra, and most recently, the University of Colorado, Boulder Concert Jazz Ensemble. Venues it has been performed at include The Tea Lounge, Trumpets Jazz Club and The Iridium in New York, as well as Grusin Hall at CU Boulder.

The piece was recently recognized by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, which awarded Jonathan a commission to complete a new composition by winter of 2020.

Recorded in April 2019 at Mighty Fine Studios, Denver CO
Engineered by Colin Bricker

Saxophones
Lexi Nomikos
Rhiannon Dewey
Wyatt Wear
Michael Gutierrez
Jake Conway

Trumpets
Jonathan Saraga
Joey Blunk
Erik Ondrejko
Aaron MacGilvray
Sonya Walker

Trombones
Brian Woodbury
Matteo Bassani
Allison Orthel
Bryan Powell

Rhythm Section
Adam Hernandez, guitar
Annie Booth, piano
Leo Arguello, bass
Michael D'Angelo, drums
Rocco Williams, vibes

12 min

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