Jon Notar

Jon Notar


"If One Year is any indication, Notar ought to become well-known, at least in jazz circles. Listing as his influences pianists ranging from Fats Waller to Barry Harris to Craig Taborn and Marc Copland, Notar has developed his own style of playing, but especially composing."Budd Kopman All about Jazz


Originally from Newburgh NY, Jon Notar began playing piano at the age of 10 and began composing soon after. When he realized his true passion for music he knew that he would pursue a career as a composer as well as a performer. In high school, he met Josh Giunta and played many gigs throughout the Hudson Valley. He also played in the Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra and had the opportunity to open for groups such as the Michelle Camillo trio and Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. He now attends New School University and is in his final year of a double degree in Jazz Piano Performance and Science. While attending the New School Jon met Kyle Wilson and Takuya Kuroda, the horn section of the band and created what is now the Jon Notar Quintet. The rhythm section of the Quintet has played for years giving them the opportunity to really lock up and develop a strong foundation. Jon Notar also gigs regularly with the Winard Harper Sextet: and, with this group has played venues such as Dizzys Club Coca Cola, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, The Jazz Standard, The Museum of Natural History, and many jazz festivals including Litchfield Jazz Festival, Eerie Jazz and Blues Festival, Denver Jazz Fest, and others.


One Year- 2007

Set List

A typical set lasts about 45 min to an hour and includes the original music off of the album "One Year" and a select choice of standards.

What is This
You Dont Know What Love is
Blues Connotation