Located at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, THE PAGODA, has become an International music room, that transforms from the Pagoda Restaurant and Lounge where music is first and worshipped by it's patrons and where the musicians and artists alike are venerated for their performance of their respective art-forms. Live At The Pagoda was launched by Universal Grammar, NewSense and The Fairmont Hotel in October 2010.
Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti's music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder.
Jonti has now recorded with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings, as well as producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). For Jonti’s debut album, coming this fall on Stones Throw, he went the opposite route, doing everything himself, start to finish.
Sonnymoon is part of the fertile ground by which the new and innovative springs forth. They are an army of the audible, a musical militia manned by two. There is no time to prepare sufficiently for their coming– they have already arrived and the mass-scale invasion is imminent. For those receptive to their transmission – prepare for your world to change.