Jonathon Hampton
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  • New York, NY
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I perform as an alto, tenor and bass. I'm classically trained but also have a soul and gospel background from growing up in Chicago. Since graduating from Cornell University in 2004, I've performed with choirs throughout the San Francisco Bay and New York City areas. I live in Oakland, CA now and conduct and perform with several choirs. I often do solo work singing African-American spirituals, chamber opera, jazz, and musical theater. With over twenty years of performing experience, I've been lucky to work with folks like Dmitri Hvorostovky, Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Chanticleer, and Seiji Ozawa. You're up next!

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I am a:
Teacher, Performing Artist, Administrator
My school is:
Cornell University
My other school or arts organization is:
Pacific Boychoir Academy
My style(s) of music:
Blues, Choral, Classical, Folk, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Indie, Jazz, Opera, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Sacred, Traditional
I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Making Music Videos, Multimedia Projects, Music History, Music Theory, Performing, Recording / Producing / Engineering, Songwriting / Writing Lyrics
My musical instrument(s):
Guitar, Piano / keyboard, Voice
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
Medieval and Renaissance. Yup, that includes chant, polyphonic mass settings, and all the great stuff in between. I've been singing choral music since 2nd grade, so it's in my bones, and I love how it makes me and the audience feel. It's beautiful, unique, and challenging, and that's called good music making!

I'm also big on traditional African-American spirituals. I perform and teach about a variety of them, many arranged by Harry T. Burleigh. It hits home with my ethnic identity and just plain feels good to sing. I also feel it's a very important history to share and keep listeners aware of.

I play a tiny bit of piano and guitar as well but definitely don't practice enough!
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
The Jazzheads: Nat "King" Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Frank Sinatra,

The Choral Geeks: Thomas Tallis, Tomas Luis de Victoria, William Byrd, Josquin de Prez
More about me:
I'm here to meet great new musicians and help you however you might need.

Jonathon Hampton's Blog

How to Get Your Music Noticed and Played

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Where's Your Music?

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

The Maestro’s Mojo

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 10:01am 3 Comments

Teaching Choirs

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

My European Tour Experience

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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At 8:47pm on November 23, 2016, Rizky Camelia Putri said…

Hi Jonathan. How are you? It's been a long time I never open this page. Wait, did you still remember me?

At 10:05pm on June 10, 2016, chavi Behl said…

Hi,

 We at tHe Shri RamSchool Aravali , India are keen to participate in any individual or team initiatives. Di let me know whom we  need to reach out to.

Best 

Chavi

At 1:12pm on January 6, 2014, Davies,Great Huang said…

o! besides     ur singing is great!!

At 1:11pm on January 6, 2014, Davies,Great Huang said…

Hi Jonathon!i just joined this community few days ago.

seems u are so talentive and active on this wedsite.

i'm a senoir high school student in taiwan and i'm so interested in performing arts.

  especially musical theatre!

At 12:10pm on November 16, 2013, Lizzie Smith said…

Hi Jonathon - so sorry but i only just saw this comment. I'm afraid that i've been neglecting this account too much. However, they actually went very well in the end. I've written a blog about them all if you want to check it out. http://babybeazletakesondramaschool.blogspot.co.uk/ But I'm actually most of the way through my first term at drama school in London studying Musical Theatre now! Also, a huge reason why i've been so negligent to this page is not only because i have been so busy with this course but also because i was actually cast as Johanna in a regional production of Sweeney Todd this Summer which didn't really give me any time to even breathe (especially in that corset!)! Hope all's well with you and the musical exchange!

 
 
 

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