Singing, playing music and performing with friends... what could be more fun? I've been singing since age four and writing songs since I was twenty. Please check out my music. STORE
I perform in clubs, coffee houses, house concerts, senior residences and benefit concerts. I also perform in hospitals for AIDS and cancer patients. Only once did the audience break out into a brawl.
Papa Jules Music, my music publishing company, is named after my father. My dad owned The Apex Music Korner in Schenectady, NY when I was a teen. I was super popular for those few years. Papa Jules, a huge fan, bought my CDs, gave them to friends and relatives, and sent me checks. It was quite a racket. He always included a note with each payment, such as: "I gave your CD to Aunt Martha's best friend’s son, Jonathan. He graduated from Ithaca College, plays violin and made the Dean's List last semester. He lives in Troy." My father, a salesman, was always trying to "push the product." Listen my song, "Daddy's Record Store" on my This Time CD. STORE
I have many wonderful muses, teachers and musical friends. My loving appreciation to Stuart Dworeck, Janie Barnett, Penny Nichols, Tom Prasada-Rao, Sloan Wainwright, Cosy Sheridan, David Roth, Julie Snow, Glen Roethel, Helena Binder, Valerie Viera, Don Forschmidt, David Roth, Belle Schneiderman, Debbie Dvir, and Charlie Schoonover.
Also huge thanks to my SummerSongs community, a songwriting camp I've attended for over ten years. Unlike real life, at SummerSongs every song is perfect and we can do no wrong.