NEW ZEALAND TOUR FEBRUARY- MARCH 2017!
Jon is delighted to be touring NZ February - March 2017 with a solo show of new material from a forthcoming album out later this year. Some of the gigs will feature special guests including violinist Krissy Jackson, mandolin maestro Nathan Torvik and singer Siobhan Sweeney. Tour dates and gig details are in the Shows section of this website.
This follows the success of his Zoukelele album which the Irish Times called "a collection that stretches from the deeply meditative to the impishly playful to jazz tinged finger picking". Zoukelele - it features Mali inspired music on his innovative ngoni uke instrument alongside Arabic anthems on his hybrid guizouki, all backed by an orchestra of world class musicians. Available from this website or www.cdbaby.com and download on iTunes and other download sites.
The "quantum leaping" music of Jon Sanders has circumnavigated the globe many times over the last 25 years, entertaining thousands of listeners along the way. His compositions for drop D guitar, bouzouki and ukelele have been covered by bands and used in film, television and radio and he has performed in an impressive number of bands in the modern acoustic scene - see Bio page.
His last three albums, Salsa Summer, Latitudes and Twigs of the Neem Tree have been critically acclaimed, earning him the title of "bold explorer" and his music as "pure magic".
He is currently a driving force in the world music bands Alpaca Social Club, Beyondsemble and the folk trio Sanders Alley Geiling.
He has spent the last two years developing a radical ukelele style that evokes the mesmerising ngoni (African harp)music of Mali in west Africa and its passage across the Atlantic to the blues Delta lands of Mississippi.
Jon has also been making films and audio for meditation using Tibetan singing bowls tuned to the earth's resonant tone of C#. His interest in vibrational healing music and giving workshops in this area is in demand.
Feel free to peruse the website and to contact him for further information, bookings or to purchase music.