Jonas Myers is a jazz pianist and singer-songwriter from Seattle, WA. He started gigging on bass and piano at age twelve. He played piano in the prestigious Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble. Jonas attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where he studied English with an emphasis on creative writing, and played in lots of bands. Jonas returned to Seattle in 2015 to pursue a career in music, establishing himself in short order as a top call pianist on the jazz scene.
In 2018, Jonas got restless, and decided to bicycle down the West Coast over the course of many months. During his travels, he met fellow wandering souls and had unforgettable adventures. He was welcomed into homes and invited to perform and jam. Priorities emerged and clarified; he realized he was finally ready to perform as a front man and sing the songs he’d been writing all these years; more generally, he decided to pursue a life of wandering the world playing music for and with people—in living rooms, back yards, cafes, theaters, and anywhere else he’s invited.
Jonas tries to let this wanderer’s mindset infuse his daily life, even though he has settled down in Seattle again for the time being. He bought a van so he could get around to more places and lug his equipment, but hopes to sell the van as soon as possible and tour exclusively on two wheels, between venues with excellent pianos. His first album is due out on January 7th, 2020.