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Born in Chicago, Jonathan Sargent began his musical studies at the age of five with celebrated classical guitarist Irene Lorence. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City, he was granted a full scholarship on the classical guitar in Washington D.C. with Sophocles Papas (Andres Segovia's emissary in the US). He continued with graduate studies in musicology, theory and composition with Jose de Azpiazu at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Jonathan completed his formal guitar education with performances at the masters classes of
Alirio Diaz - Banff, Alberta, Canada
Angel Romero - New York City
Musica de Compostela - Santiago de Compostela, Spain (founded by Andres Segovia)
Jonathan has toured throughout Europe, South America, and parts of Asia. He has composed and arranged for Warner Brothers, Sony and Word Records and served as President of Union Street Records. Little Cathedrals was composed, arranged and recorded in Franklin, TN, where Jonathan resides.