Growing up on Chicago’s North Side, he was fed a healthy diet of Funk, Cajun, and Paul Simon’s Graceland album, and learned to sing and play drums, guitar, piano, and trombone. Jonah started playing in a Cajun/Zydeco band at age 11 and has since been in 4 Rock/Folk bands, 2 orchestras, an a cappella group, and a trombone choir.
At 21 years of age, Jonah has played at some of Chicago’s premiere music venues (Millennium Park, The Metro) and participated in 14 studio albums, including 2 with producer Brian Deck. In 2007 his band The Audians was played on Chicago’s XRT radio.
Jonah is now studying at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, where he plays his music at local venues. He has written more than 60 songs on guitar and piano, recorded and produced an album for his college a cappella group, and performed as an opener for singer/songwriter Joe Purdy in 2009.