Jonah Udall

Guitarist · Composer · Director

New composition and video!

I am very excited to announce the release of "set-go," my collaboration with choreographer and videographer Liana Klienman. It was a labor of love of many months, supported by some truly marvelous musicians and dancers. I hope you enjoy!

Movement and sound

One of the most inspiring things about being in New York has been a deepening involvement with the dance community. Insprired by improvising with dancers at the Banff Centre this summer, I began hosting monthly movement and sound improvisation sessions in October to explore the shared language of our mediums. In January we had the incredible fortune to present one such improvisation at the Triskelion Arts "Never Before, Never Again" improvised dance festival, and even convinced them to let us seat some of the audience on the stage with us. Check out some highlights below!

A new trio

I recently acquired a beautiful restored 1936 National Duolian resonator guitar, which has fast become an obsession of mine. I've put together a new band to explore its sound, with fellow Brooklynites Brian Krock on woodwinds (saxophone, bass clarinet and oboe) and Jake Shandling on drums. We're debuting at the Bar Next Door this Thursday 12/28 at 6:30pm! More to come soon!


Brooklyn bound!

After a transformative three weeks in the mountains of Alberta, at the Banff Centre's Jazz and Creative Music workshop under the guidance of Vijay Iyer, I am incredibly excited to be starting a new chapter in Brooklyn, New York. See you in the city that never sleeps!

West Coast, again!

I'm a little late on the uptake once again, but Sound Underground is halfway through a fantastic third trip up and down the West Coast. We're honored by the warm welcomes!

Next month, I head to the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada for the Banff Creative Music and Jazz Workshop. Can't wait to work with some fantastic musicians before landing in NYC in September!