Jonny hails from Huddersfield and was the Principal Horn of the famous Black Dyke Band for 4 years. He performs as a soloist throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
In 2010 and 2011, Jonathan reached the final of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist of the Year. In 2012 he also reached the Brass Final of the televised BBC Young Musician of the Year. In August 2011 Jonny was awarded the Harry Mortimer Solo Award by the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
In addition to his performance achievements, Jonny is also one of the leading young composers and arrangers of music for brass. His works have been selected for use in the Finals of the National Championships of Great Britain, the French Open and New Zealand National Championships. His works have also been commissioned and performed by some of the world's leading instrumental soloists, including David Childs, Glenn Van Looy, Brett Baker, Iain Culross and Jim Hayes.