This concert presented in lecture-demo style, demonstrating the role of the singer / songwriter throughout history. Billy's original songs and improvisation will help students gain an understanding of the role of the "musical historian / storyteller / news bearer"ť throughout history, and to realize their own potential to fill that role.
Billy Jonas is known internationally for highly engaging and energetic performances. With a focus on song writing and creative percussion, Jonas' concerts for adults and families have entertained across the continent. Billy has a new family CD to be released Fall, 2014. His six prior CDs and two DVDs have garnered a bevy of honors and critical acclaim, including a New York Times "Best"ť listing, a First Place Gold from American Federation of Independent Musicians, and multiple Parent's Choice Gold Awards. "Happy Accidents"ť received a USA Today "10 Best of 2009"ť award. In April 2010, Billy and the Band were invited to play at the White House! Jonas has a degree in music from Oberlin College.