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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Jonathan Salisbury

Jonathan Salisbury
Website: Jonathan Salisbury Website


Jonathan is a musician, composer, songwriter and music producer in Cincinnati, OH. He is also a very experienced actor director and theatre producer and has written several length stage plays which were presented in Los Angeles, CA and in the UK. 

On the piano, Jonathan offers spontaneous compositions/improvisations which include influences from artists such as Keith Jarrett, Herrbie Hancock, Erik Satie and Debussy. 

He likes to collaborate with other musicians and performing artists to create unique audience experiences. For current, past and future collaborations, please visit his website:


Artist Statement

As a solo performer, and as a collaborative artist, I am fascinated by the idea of spontaneous composition, the idea that if we trust ourselves and the moment, what is already in the air may become available to us. Out of the silence and because of the silence, if we tune in to “the source” we can simultaneously listen, translate and interpret, and this can afford us moments of rare beauty and surprise as we – artist and audience together – witness creation before our eyes (or rather, ears). If we keep the channels open, we have the possibility to offer and receive, discover unique shared moments. 

The music – at this point anyway – needs to explore, and also be comfortable with being imperfect or perfect, scattered or coherent, harmonious or dissonant, to reflect the experience as it happens with the energy that is in both musician and audience. My interest in the piano is its “completeness”. It is both a percussive instrument and a melodic one. It can, in some ways, be a complete band, ensemble or orchestra. So playing solo can be rich and rewarding. But I’m also really interested in collective improvisation.