Jonathan Pinson’s Boom Clap

7PM & 9PM

Jonathan Pinson’s Boom Clap

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Drummer Jonathan Pinson returns to the Century Room for his debut as a leader with his band Boom Clap! Known for his daring and versatile style and for touring with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, and Seal, Pinson is a bold and exciting leader with an incredible band.

Featuring David Otis (sax) Paul Cornish (piano) Jermaine Paul (bass).

**Jonathan Pinson**

**Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir. His formal music training began at the age of six with instruction on the piano, he then transitioned to the drum set shortly after at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and studied with Billy Higgins at The World Stage. Jonathan has enjoyed mentoring young percussion enthusiasts and helped conduct jazz workshops for inner city youths at local public elementary schools. He has received numerous awards including; 2007 Music Center’s Spotlight Award, where he was awarded first place in the Jazz Instrumental category; 2009 and 2010, Dolo Coker Scholarship and in 2007, he received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship Award, a full tuition four-year scholarship, from the Berklee College of Music where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. At the age of 23 he has toured with the Wayne Shorter Quartet and Herbie Hancock. He has also performed and toured at various locations including the following: Tokyo Jazz Festival, International Jazz Day in Istanbul Turkey, Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Nancy France Jazz Festival, a tour of Israel, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He also has performed with such notable artists such as, John Clayton, Stefon Harris, Danilo Perez, Dave Liebman, Ambrose Akinmusire and Eric Reed. He received a full scholarship at the Thelonious Monk Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, where he received his Masters of Music. There he studied under Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Stefon Harris and other jazz greats.**