Jonathan Burton

Jonathan Burton

Jonathan Burton is a gifted, multi-talented musician who has jammed with some of the best in the business. Burton loves music and he proves it in every groove of his new CD. Titled “FUNKY HOUSE PARTY”, including the current smash, “BEST TIME OF MY LIFE”. It’s a musical excursion that will certainly keep the party moving and grooving.


Burton was born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he got his early training as a guitarist from his father who played weekends with local bands in the surrounding areas. As with most notable artist, Jonathan also began his training in the high school band and choir.


Early in his development Jonathan landed a gig with The Manhattans. It was during a trip with The Manhattans to Detroit that his work on guitar, bass and keyboards attracted the attention of producer Don Davis (Johnny Taylor, Staple Singers, etc.) who at the time was producing another popular male vocal group, The Dramatics. This work with Don Davis led to other studio assignments with such stand out acts as Regina Belle, Bill Pinkney and The Drifters, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, The Chairmen of the Board, and Larry Blackmon’s Cameo. Burton and Davis also produced the motion picture soundtrack to the movie “Electric Boogaloo”, released by Polygram and Tri Star Pictures.


In the studios around Detroit, his name and fame spread like wildfire and he became one of the most sought after talents in the area. Now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jonathan Burton is still one of the most in demand session musicians in the nation. His passionate guitar, bass, keyboard and vocal work have been signatures on many recording sessions from New York to Atlanta.


His new CD on Frederick Knight’s Juana label is the result of a telephone introduction arranged by Keisa Brown. Keisa, also an artist on the Juana label, was awestruck by the talents of Burton, whom she had met in the Carolinas. She telephoned Knight and arranged a meeting. Knight liked what he heard and put the wheels in motion to get Burton in the studio.


Burton has been anxious to develop a project that would allow him to really explore his many gifts as a writer, instrument artist, vocalist and producer – and this is it.

“FUNKY HOUSE PARTY” is the outgrowth of those various experiences he’s had over the years with such an illustrious group of talented people.

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