Johnathon Vaughn Jadvani
Johnathon Jadvani received his B.A. in percussion performance from the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University under the instruction of Professor Jon Crabiel. He also attended Indiana State University, with instruction under Dr. Jimmie Finnie of North Texas, and Florida Atlantic University, studying privately with Keith Aleo of the Florida Philharmonic. Johnathon marched Drum and Bugle Corps with the Wabash Crusaders and was unit section leader of the Independent Open Drum line Finalist “Stryke Percussion.”
Johnathon has performed as a freelance artist throughout Indiana and South Florida. He has toured with many ensembles, performing across the nation and in Japan. These travels include a Carnegie Hall World Premier of Wolf Rounds by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Rouse along with the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble. Johnathon has written and arranged for percussion sections of several Indiana State Championship and BOA Finalist bands, as well as, writing and arranging for many Indiana and Florida WGI Championship percussion ensembles.
In 2003 Johnathon was a co-winner of the esteemed Butler Concerto Competition and shared a performance of Paul Creston’s Concertino for Marimba. In 2005 Johnathon once again took the stage with Ney Rosauro’s 1st Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra and was deemed the co-winner of the Florida International University concerto competition.
Johnathon received a Graduate Assistantship starting in August of 2006 to teach the Drum Line at the University of Miami while studying under Dr. Wan Chun Liao, Shannon Wood, Dr. Ney Rosauro and Ted Atkatz (former principal of the Chicago Symphony). Johnathon received his Masters of Music degree with high academic honors from the University of Miami in December 2007 and currently maintains a full time freelance schedule as a performer and teacher. He is currently on adjunct faculty as the Drum Line Director for the University of Miami Band of the Hour and co-directs the WGI ensemble at Cypress Bay H.S.
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BORN IN: Terre Haute IN
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Take 5 Carribean Consort; Freelance Drum Line Instructor; Freelance Orchestral Musician
Carter Beauford, Andy Narell, Steve Smith, Dennis Chambers, Stefan Harris, Ney Rosauro
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
“AZUL”, Take 5 Carribean Consort
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDNâ€™T PLAY ON: “Crash”, DMB
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: I was a member of the percussion section for a Wind Symphony World Premier of Christopher Rouseâ€™s Wolf Rounds in Carnegie Hall.
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: HHX Symphonic Viennese