Guitarist/Composer Jonathan Freilich has been an active part of the New Orleans music scene since his arrival there in 1989. Almost immediately, he found himself as sideman for notable locals such as Kermit Ruffins, Michael Ward and The Reward, and Sun Ra trumpeter, Michael Ray.
In 1992, he co-founded the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars (NOKAS), a pioneering klezmer ensemble that infused that music with the vibrancy and energy of the funk, jazz and brass music of New Orleans. To date, he has had the opportunity to play with most of New Orleans' greatest musicians from across all genres, but by 1993 he found himself seeking outlets for his compositions in other styles and forms. After playing with a plethora of combos and experimenting with many great local musicians he formed Naked On The Floor and eventually The Naked Orchestra. Naked on the Floor (quintet) and the Naked Orchestra (18-24 piece creative orchestra) play Freilich's original compositions exclusively and still play regularly in New Orleans.
He is featured on over 21 recordings ranging from Klezmer to Afro-Cuban and avant-garde orchestra music. Recently he put out two recordings of a large orchestra playing his original compositions, a small group, and played on Marianne Faithful's latest release. Many of these recordings are either Gambit Weekly or OffBeat Magazine entertainment award winners across a number of categories. He also has music featured in films and TV shows ("Andy Richter conquers the Universe," "The Dukes of Hazzard") as well as commercials for companies such as Southwest Airlines and Mercedes, among other art institution commissions and collaborations.
Tonight, he presents the Jonathan Freilich Quartet, featuring: Jonathan Freilich - guitar Brad Walker - saxophones Matt Perrine - bass/sousaphone Doug Garrison - drums
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