Welcome to the official website of pianist/keyboarder, composer, producer and educator Jon Urrutia. Here you’ll find all the info about my music, upcoming gigs & the different musical projects I’m currently busy with.
If you want to contact me for gigs, recordings, composition/arranging projects or to take some lessons you can do it through the « Contact » page. Enjoy the music and I hope to hear from or see you soon!
“We have discovered the franco-spanish pianist Jon Urrutia-Monnot during our Catalan nights and I felt instantly captivated by his particular sound. A pianist whom everyone will talk about” Stephane Portet, Sunside-Jazz-Club, Paris 2012
“The basque pianist Jon Urrutia Monnot has an extensive artistic resume which singles him out as one of the most promising spanish musicians.” Distrito Jazz, “Variaciones” magazine, Classical and Jazz music, March 2010
“The music sings perfectly and takes the listener through an intense journey through the different forms of Jazz, from the more blues-rooted and rhythmic to the sonorous and warm Latin-Jazz.” Toño Gonzalez Carrera, El Correo, 2004
“I first became aware of Jon when he was a member of famed Cuban drummer Francisco Mela’ s group. At that time he impressed me with his ability to excel at some of the most challenging Latin Jazz I have heard anywhere. He is an amazing soloist. I recently worked with Jon during The Berklee World Percussion Festival, and Jon was able to instantly do anything I asked of him whether it was straight-ahead American Jazz, Afro-Cuban or Latin Jazz.” John Ramsay, Chair, Percussion Department, Berklee College of Music, Boston 2000
“Having taught lessons to Jon Urrutia I can testify over his great talent. According to my experience as a professor at the “New England Conservatory” Jon is without any doubt one of the best students I’ ve had, his level of discipline and seriousness is remarkable.” Danilo Perez, Grammy award winning Pianist, Composer & Educator, Boston 1999
“Jon Urrutia has attended my harmony & piano lessons (…). I consider him among the most brilliant pupils whom it was my pleasure to teach.” Bernard Maury, Paris 1997
THE NEW TRIO CD WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON!