Included among the Village Voice’s “Best of New York,” percussionist Jonathan Singer has been praised for his “superb four-mallet technique” (New York Times) and described as an “artistic assault on the sensory order of nitrous oxide.” His solo appearances include performances with the Detroit Symphony and Grammy®-winning Nighthawks.
As the leader of the Brooklyn-based novelty ragtime band, Xylopholks, Mr. Singer has performed across the United State, India, Japan, Brazil and Canada and on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, City Center, 92nd Street Y and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has been heard on WNYC, Air America and made on-screen appearances in Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains and David Grubin’s Downtown Express.
Mr. Singer is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and Queens College grant to study in India. Singer is currently on faculty at Queensborough Community College; previous faculty appointments include Queens College and Brooklyn College. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Berklee College of Music, and Queens College and is currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.