Since the start of April 2020 Jonathan has been streaming as 'JV - Live from the Steinway Room'. Just him at the piano…or guitar…or banjo... keeping people entertained. On that first night thousands of people watched and have continued to join him every week. People from around the world have been enthralled and uplifted - a phenomenon called the JV Community formed - and for so many it has made the Lockdown bearable. With a weekly 2 hour show he suddenly had the opportunity to perform so many songs that he loved but had never performed before. The audience feedback was instant - they loved them and began to make suggestions. Each week they enjoyed his renditions of ballads, jazz standards, blues, Spirituals, opera, G&S and of course Gospel songs from his previous CD releases. Christmas came and Christmas carols and songs joined his repertoire.
After a wonderfully generous Crowdfunded event he was able to record two glorious CDs of all the best songs performed in the Steinway Room. He has now been encouraged by many to record a new CD full of fabulous Christmas songs!
So this Crowdfunder will allow Jonathan to record with other fabulous musicians to produce an iconic CD full of beautiful singing, glorious arrangements and superb, inspirational playing.
It will also give an opportunity for singers from the JV Community to join him in one of the beautiful songs.