Jonah Cristall-Clarke

Jazz Piano teacher

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London, United Kingdom
Jonah Cristall-Clarke | Jazz Piano teacher

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Jonah Cristall-Clarke is a Canadian-born jazz pianist, composer, and arranger based in London, UK. Previously, while living in Toronto, Jonah spent several years playing in jazz clubs, festivals, and concert venues.

Jonah’s performances include appearances at the Toronto, Ottawa, and Atlantic Jazz Festivals and at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, and Ontario Science Centre (a concert recorded for Jazz FM Radio).

As a teacher from 2006 to 2009 he was a member of the piano faculty at the Humber College Community Music School, Toronto’s premier learning facility for children and music-career-bound high-school-students, with a focus on jazz.

In August 2009 Jonah relocated to the United Kingdom, where his focus is divided between teaching, composing, and performing in the London area.


Jazz Piano Educator

- Piano instructor at the Humber College Community Music Program, Sept. 2006 – June 2009

- Piano instructor for FireFly Performing Arts, Sept. 2008 – June 2009

- Private lessons, May 2006 – present

- Piano instructor substitute at the Montessori Jewish Day School, May 2008

- Trent University Jazz Band Workshop, Dec. 2005

- Accompanying Chase Sanborn’s Jazz Tactics Clinic, Sept. 2005

- Lakefield Jazz Festival Clinician, July 2002

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009

Professional Musician

Divine Faith and Deliverance church services, gospel music (weekly), Aug. 2004 – April 2005 & April 2006 – June 2009

Toronto Youth Theatre rehearsal & show pianist
- Rocky Horror Show, July – Aug. 2009
- A Musical Called Robin Hood, July – Aug. 2008
- City of Angels, May 2007

Arranged three pieces to be performed by the Juno Award winning David Braid Sextet on their September 2008 Brazil tour, Aug. 2008

Recorded four songs for a 40-minute CD, Jonah Cristall-Clarke Nonet, funded by a FACTOR award, produced by David Braid, Dec. 2006

Recorded a full-length CD at Reaction Studios, accompanying vocalist Anthony Carr, Aug. 2005

Aug 2005 - Aug 2009

Jazz Piano Performer

Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival:
- Main stage, June 2006
- In the clubs, June 2007 – 2009

Lakefield Jazz Festival, July 2001 – 2004, 2007 – 2008

Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation, with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie dancers, Dec. 2007

Atlantic Jazz Festival, July 2007

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, May 2007

Barrie Jazz Festival, June 2006

Peterborough Jazz Festival, Sept. 2005

Markham Jazz Festival , Aug. 2005

Ottawa Jazz Festival, July 2002 & 2005

Distillery Jazz Festival, May 2005

Ontario Science Centre, recorded for JazzFM91 radio, Feb. 2005

Roy Thomson Hall, Aug. 2004

Muskoka Lakes Music Festival, Aug. 2003

Showplace (Peterborough), with the Platters, Oct. 2002

Frequent appearances at Toronto jazz clubs, including:
- The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
- Lula Lounge
- Momo’s Bistro
- The Old Mill
- Gate 403
- Dominion on Queen
- Jeff Healy’s Roadhouse
- The Trane Studio
- Quigley’s

Jun 2002 - Aug 2009

Educational history

Honours Bachelor of Music in Performance (Jazz)

September, 2002 - May, 2006
University of Toronto
• Studied with David Braid 2004 – 2006 • Studied with Gary Williamson 2002 – 2004

Grade 9 Piano, Grade 3 Theory, Grade 2 Rudiments

May, 2002 - May, 2003
Royal Conservatory of Music


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Last login: 10 years 46 weeks ago

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