Jonathan

Chatfield

musician / educator

“Our audience had a blast & we appreciate that jonathan and his band were willing to put together a tailor made show for us. Excellent to work with & first rate musicians.”

– Scott S.

ABOUT

Jonathan Chatfield grew up in Hartford Connecticut and began Classical piano lessons at the age of 8. He began composing and improvising shortly thereafter. His father was a Jazz drummer who exposed him the music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet and John Coltrane.

In High School Jonathan was fortunate to be surrounded by local musicians in the neighborhood that shared a collective musical vision. They formed a band that jammed constantly in his basement, wrote original music and played local bars. He also began taking Jazz piano lessons at this time.

Jonathan went on attend the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Oberlin Ohio. Here he studied Classical music for 2 years while graduating with a B.A. in Jazz Studies: Piano.

After graduating Jonathan returned to Hartford and began performing with a myriad of bands and different styles. He joined a Latin Jazz group led by Grammy Award Winning bassist Charles Florez and included Grammy nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene. He performed with trumpeter Claudio Roditi and recorded with legendary Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell with the fusion jazz group Mystery Feet…

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Jonathan joined Blues band Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood touring clubs and festivals along the East Coast for the next five years. The band opened twice for B.B. King and recorded two albums one of which has remained on the Billboard Top Ten Blues Chart.

In his thirties Jonathan became a freelance musician and house pianist at Foxwoods Resort Casino for over 4 years. At this time he also taught piano, composition, theory, sound recording and Latin jazz at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for a total of 13 years.

Jonathan continues to perform and teach privately full time. He is very involved in his church choir where he sings and accompanies. He tunes pianos, has begun playing the pipe organ, continues to compose and provides backing tracks for musicians in his home studio.

Jonathan’s current projects include his band “Toy Boat” and a 60’s British Invasion cover band. He also plays with the Rod Stewart tribute band “Blondes Have More Fun” as well as the Beatles tribute group “Beatles Forever.”

ABOUT

Jonathan Chatfield grew up in Hartford Connecticut and began Classical piano lessons at the age of 8. He began composing and improvising shortly thereafter. His father was a Jazz drummer who exposed him the music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Modern Jazz Quartet and John Coltrane.

In High School Jonathan was fortunate to be surrounded by local musicians in the neighborhood that shared a collective musical vision. They formed a band that jammed constantly in his basement, wrote original music and played local bars. He also began taking Jazz piano lessons at this time.

Jonathan went on attend the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Oberlin Ohio. Here he studied Classical music for 2 years while graduating with a B.A. in Jazz Studies: Piano.

After graduating Jonathan returned to Hartford and began performing with a myriad of bands and different styles. He joined a Latin Jazz group led by Grammy Award Winning bassist Charles Florez and included Grammy nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene. He performed with trumpeter Claudio Roditi and recorded with legendary Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell with the fusion jazz group Mystery Feet. Jonathan joined Blues band Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood touring clubs and festivals along the East Coast for the next five years. The band opened twice for B.B. King and recorded two albums one of which has remained on the Billboard Top Ten Blues Chart.

In his thirties Jonathan became a freelance musician and house pianist at Foxwoods Resort Casino for over 4 years. At this time he also taught piano, composition, theory, sound recording and Latin jazz at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for a total of 13 years.

Jonathan continues to perform and teach privately full time. He is very involved in his church choir where he sings and accompanies. He tunes pianos, has begun playing the pipe organ, continues to compose and provides backing tracks for musicians in his home studio.

Jonathan’s current projects include his band “Toy Boat” and a 60’s British Invasion cover band. He also plays with the Rod Stewart tribute band “Blondes Have More Fun” as well as the Beatles tribute group “Beatles Forever.”

NEWS

May 2020

Jonathan would like to announce the release of a new CD project by Brian Walsh entitled “The Winds of Fortune.”  

All of the music was written by Walsh with 8 of the 14 tracks produced and arranged by Jonathan.  The CD was recorded entirely in Jonathan’s home studio on GarageBand. The vocal and guitar tracks are performed by Walsh and all other instruments are played by Jonathan using different…

Brian Walsh with Jonathan Chatfield: The Winds of Fortune

Media

CODA Latin Jazz Project

Jericho Demo

Jericho – A Night in Tunisia

Jericho – Bésame Mucho

CODA Latin Jazz Ensemble

Jericho Demo

A Night in Tunisia

Bésame Mucho

Nothing Yet

Mystery Feet | walk the walk

Nothing Yet

Mystery Feet
walk the walk

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The Chicken

Mystery Feet | walk the walk

The Chicken

Mystery Feet
walk the walk

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The Gospel Truth

Mystery Feet | walk the walk

The Gospel Truth

Mystery Feet
walk the walk

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Snaggletooth

Mystery Feet | upstream

Snaggletooth

Mystery Feet
upstream

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Projects

Mystery Feet

Since the band’s inception in the late fall of 2000 as a somewhat informal, “let’s see what happens” project beginning with a string of performances at Sully’s Pub in Hartford, CT, Mystery Feet has been exploring improvisational music with a passion … infusing elements of swing, funk, latin and rock into their original jazz compositions.

Rick Larrimore

The “Ultimate” Tribute to Rod Stewart /2020 Hindsight Tour

Beatles Forever

Beatles tribute band.

Universalist Church of West Hartford

Jazz/Classical Ensemble and Choir

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Contact

To hire Jonathan for performances or lessons please contact him via the online form, phone or email.

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