BACK ON THE ROAD…
Fresh from a 40 concert tour of New Zealand in the first quarter of 2022 - solo and with the Alpaca Social Club - Jon returns to Europe to explore new sounds developed during the now notorious lockdowns of the previous two years.
After 12 years of performances almost exclusively on his unique bassouki instrument, Jon used the lockdowns years to reconnect with drop D guitar using a back slap style. Look out for him performing some of these new sounds in a series of concerts in Germany and Ireland! Go to shows page for details.
His fourth solo album, Nada Brahma, was released in late November 2019, five years after the highly successful Zoukelele album from 2014. You can download the new album here at www.jonsanders.hearnow.com or stream it on Spotify or Apple Music, Deezer etc.
Nada Brahma features an ecclectic blend of self penned afrofunk, celtic and Kirtan chanting styles reflecting the myriad of emotions in life.
“I was inspired b the 1983 book Nada Brahma -the world is sound- by Joachim Berendt which celebrates the universal vibration in all matter. Matter has a frequency therefore a pitch. Therefore its music. This album hopefully acknowledges that and also captured the joy within as an authentic and positive expression of ourselves,” he says. It’s a progression of the “deeply meditative, impishly playful, jazz tinged” recognition Zoukelele received
Nada Brahma and Zoukelele are currently featured on the Acoustic Calm Spotify playlist with over 3.9 million streams. Nada B features more of the Mali-inspired ngoni uke sounds alongside Arabic anthems on his hybrid bassouki, but also featuring Kirtan chants and Tibetan monks and a collection of world class musicians. You can buy all his music on this website or on Spotify and other download sites.
The "quantum leaping" music of Jon Sanders has circumnavigated the globe many times over the last 28 years, entertaining thousands of listeners along the way. His compositions for drop D guitar, bouzouki and ukelele have been covered by bands and used in film, television and radio and he has performed in an impressive number of bands in the modern acoustic scene - see Bio page.
His last three albums, Zoukelele, Latitudes and Twigs of the Neem Tree have been critically acclaimed, earning him the title of "bold explorer" and his music as "pure magic".
He is currently a driving force in the world music bands Alpaca Social Club, the folk trio Sanders Alley Geiling, and has also been making films and audio for meditation using Tibetan singing bowls tuned to the earth's resonant tone of C#. His interest in vibrational healing music and giving workshops in this area is in demand.
Feel free to peruse the website and to contact him for further information, bookings or to purchase music.