Jonathan Swanson’s music is simply stunning and beautiful for its orchestral drama, perfect for epic movies! An award-winning Jazz and Classical pianist, composer and arranger, he performs professionally, scores films, and is a voting member of the Recording Academy that oversees the Grammy Awards. Jonathan’s music has been featured to great acclaim on PBS, Showtime, and VH1. As a digital expert in developing music technology, his orchestral tracks are of the highest quality. Let Jonathan’s dynamic compositions add the zest to give you an Oscar-worthy production.
Jonathan Swanson’s high-energy, jumpin’, jivin’ orchestral Pop Vocal track won our Editor's Choice Award for July! Jonathan’s playful flute, wild violins, and sizzling Gospel Choir make this dramatic cue perfect for hot urban club scenes, romcoms, and more -- and it's "Exclusively" available to license right here…
Jonathan Swanson is a digital production perfectionist. His skills include mixing with Pro Tools HD, a Yamaha S6 hand-crafted concert piano, Millennia and Telefunken mic pres, Apogee a/d conversion, Manley mics and DPA mics, Sibelius music notation, and much more!
A magical jazz version of Tchaikovsky's elegant Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nut Cracker, the iconic and beloved fairy-tale ballet. Beautiful for romance, holidays, family traditions, Children's productions, sweetness, light, and magic all the way. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
Beautiful original orchestral composition that develops into a tango. Great soundscape for romance, asignations, ballroom galas, 1930s and '40s Argentine or Latin films, high fashion, catwalk, rich lifestyles, Dolce & Gabanna, Tiffany, David Yurman, and more. Argentine tango with Euro overtones. Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
(JULY 2015) Jonathan Swanson’s high-energy, jumpin’, jivin’ "Is This Love" won our Editor's Choice Award for July! “Exclusively” available for licensing right here, this pumping orchestral track features an amazing Gospel Choir -- perfect for downtown clubs, 20- and 30-somethings dancing the night away, TV shows, romantic comedies, and more... This song has an extremely funky beat that begins with an acoustic bass setting the tone. It should be enough to inspire to get you on your feet and move. It features some soulful vocal riffs and a powerful gospel choir. In addition, a B3 organ helps create a powerful groove. Male Vocals, Dance, Dance-Pop
This a jazz ballad version of the famous Claire De Lune by Claude Debussy. It switches between the original score and a jazz ballad. Romance, passion, reminiscent of times gone by. Rich life styles, high end promotions where beauty will be enhanced by elegant, timeless music. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz, Claude Debussy
A beautiful song about heartbreak and loss. This features a haunting, nostalgic and tender melody, performed by a string quartet. Down tempo track that ends on a calming, unresolved note. Graceful, caring and brave. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
A jazz ballad version of Chopin's Nocturne in Eb major Op 9. No 2. Has the opulence and richness of a 1940s grand ballroom gathering. Or tender and romantic music played on a luxurious cruise, men in tuxes and women in ballgowns. Rich lifestyles, champagne, diamonds, Chanel, Lamberghinis. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
Relaxing solo piano lullaby, with song birds singing in the background. Beautiful, peaceful, interludes & transitions, an early romance or new love. Lovely for sweet moments of reflection, reminiscense, melancholy, or Children's shows depicting a bit of calmness, a bit sorrowful but hopeful. Instrumental, Childrens, Lullabies
An elegant jazz ballad featuring lush, poignant lyrics by a female singer with a most beautiful voice. Cues and interludes for Sex In The City, Soap Operas and Films depicting the realization the affair is over. Heartbroken but moving on, making changes to go forward, Female Vocals, Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
Dramatic tense suspenseful. Murder in the castle, playful fantasy, fairytale, 1940s masked ball. Symphony Orchestra, Flutes & Violin melody. Flash animation, march of the faieries, high fashion with a comedy touch. High excitement, grand finale, ballroom dancing, video game, early Paris, European. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
This song is inspired by Franz Schubert and has some classical elements to it -- a slow waltz in a minor key creating a somber and melancholy mood. Beautiful, romantic, and lush. A perfect period piece, documentary, or love story. Flashbacks, narrative cue, moving through life. Instrumental, Classical, Classical
This is a triumphant march. This song features the piano taking the melody with lush strings adding support. There is a big virtuosic cadenza that finishes with a strong groove created by the Timpani. Instrumental, Dramatic, Hollywood Orchestral Epic
This is music is powerful. It is meant to be expression of frustration or vengeance. The timpani plays a hip hop beat while the string quartet maintains a classical theme. All out war! Fierce battles, fighting, bold powerful dynamic Classical Hip Hop - front lines, action, marching to victory! Instrumental, Action, Intense Orchestral
An exciting and jaunty virtuosic piano solo, with a Spanish theme in 3/4 time. Perfect for street fairs, European travel and holiday fun, flirtation and possible mischievousness. A classy soundscape for almost any type of media production or ad campaign, Instrumental, Classical, Romantic
A traditional hymn played as a dark Jazz ballad a la Miles Davis, featuring a muted trumpet. Beautiful, soft, reflective song. Romantic drama, breakups, feelings of loss, slow dances in 1940s and '50s, or sad family reunions, traditions. Mysterious & moving, with a beautiful piano intro and ending, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Bells
Hot, vibrant and dynamite. Upbeat jazzy music commercial or advert. Light, lively, corporate branding, hot new presentation, product intro, swinging fashion. Song is mainly a minor groove with a cool turnaround. It has a rhythmic symphonic intro. Playful, fast, sassy and flirtatious. Instrumental, RnB, Funk
A sweet, laidback Gospel sounding version of Silent Night featuring a cool Tenor Sax. Great for office holiday party where things may get maudling, campy family reunions, black sheep returns home, open arms, long-time lovers celebrating, kids home from college, and more. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
This is an original arrangement of the 2nd movement of Dvorak's Symphony No.9, a reduced version that features piano, cello and bass. Themes of enduring love, loss, rituals, farewells, introspection, contemplating new beginnings, moving on. Sad reunions, wakes, funerals. Instrumental, Classical, Romantic, Antonin Dvorak
This is a medium tempo groove that includes a sitar accompanied by orchestra. Tight-wire tension, extremely suspenseful, foreboding and menacing, building to a big climax. Interesting harmonies and exotic scales. Bazaar murder mystery, snake charmers, nomads, Sahara action, espionage, spies, etc. Instrumental, Middle East, Contemporary Dramatic