A product of jazz enthusiasts, the prairie raised Manhattan-based Jon Ballantyne has been charming crowds with his rhythmic inventiveness for nearly three decades. Whether it is an original composition or reworking the standard jazz repetoire, his sense of originality, openness and creativity is sure to delight every listener. The pianist and composer has released 10 albums to date and has performed worldwide. He's also conducted numerous educational clinics across schools in North America and Europe. Tuesday, June 24 - Jazz Bistro.
This past May, Josh sat down with local acclaimed pianist Bill King to discuss some of the musicians performing solo at this year's Festival. Click here
to listen to their thoughts on Ballantyne.