Jan 23, 2018
Jonathan Arons is a Grammy-award winning artist who soulfully dances with his trombone. He and I shared a row on a flight home and we spoke the entire time.
His career has paired him notable artists across musical genres. He has played with Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, Gloria Gaynor, Stevie Wonder, Usher, and Pharrell. In Jazz he’s performed with Charles Mingus Big Band, The Vanguard Orchestra, and as a member of the Dave Holland Big Band on the 2005 Grammy winning Big Band album Overtime. In Salsa/Merengue, he has also played with Cuco Valoy, Nino Segarra, Hector Tricoche, and Raulin Rosendo.
He’s also made his rounds in the world of reality TV including appearing on America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, and Steve Harvey, among others. And notably, he sits on the board of the Melody Arons Center an organization that empowers at-risk, developmentally disabled infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.
Listen to episode 4 because Jon is fearlessly living life on his own terms. You’ll especially enjoy this episode if you’re curious about Jonathan’s thoughts on any of the following question:
What’s your take on people who use their power to act unethically? But first, what’s your personal take on power?