Jonas Myers is a pianist, singer-songwriter, and wanderer. He grew up in Seattle and started gigging on bass and piano at age twelve. He played piano in the prestigious Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble. Jonas attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where he studied English with an emphasis on creative writing, and played in lots of student bands. After living in Walla Walla for six years, Jonas returned to Seattle in 2015 to pursue a career in music, establishing himself in short order as a top call pianist on the jazz scene.
In 2018, Jonas got restless, and decided to bicycle down the West Coast over the course of many months. During his travels, he met fellow wandering souls and had unforgettable adventures. He was welcomed into homes and invited to perform and jam. Priorities emerged and clarified; he decided to pursue a life of wandering the world playing music for and with people—in living rooms, back yards, cafes, theaters, and anywhere else he’s invited.
Jonas now lives semi-nomadically, performing wherever and whenever he can. He bought a van so he could get around to more places and lug his keyboard, but hopes to sell the van as soon as possible and tour exclusively on two wheels, between venues with excellent pianos. His first album is due out in late 2019.