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Jonah Parzen-Johnson


  1. 1.
    Stand Still
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    Cabin Pressure
  3. 3.
    Too Many Dreams
  4. 4.
    I Wrote a Story About You, Without You
  5. 5.
    These Shoulders, Those Shoulders
Jonah Parzen-Johnson makes music that challenges listeners with experimental electronic textures and embraces them with warm approachable melodies.
His solo performances are a deeply intimate experience, as he endeavors to share who he is, how he see’s our world, and the temporary moments of community that we can all embrace together. In his hands baritone saxophone and hardware electronics become a vehicle for “de facto folk songs,” (Bandcamp Daily) as if he is, “constructing a whole musical town from specific, character-driven notes”.
Since 2015, Jonah has toured over 40 thousand miles, by himself. He has performed on 4 continents, and in 9 countries. Everywhere from Jazz festivals to DIY noise clubs, living rooms to Contemporary Art museums. In July 2017, he released his third full length solo album, "I Try To Remember Where I Come From". The release has been described as, “haunted by abstraction but guided by a compassionate pulse,” (New York Times), as it, “vividly channels free-jazz with elements of improvisation and composition, combining to create a sustained meditative mood, transporting listeners to another world.” (Downbeat Magazine). In June 2019 he followed up the release with his first live recording, "Helsinki 8.12.18", an exciting preview of the music to come on his upcoming album LP, “Imagine Giving Up”, out January 2020 on We Jazz Records.


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