Jonn's latest release titled, Azurae debuts at #6 on the New Age Billboard Album Charts. You can get a copy of Azurae by clicking this link.
Jonn was recently a guest on the Hearts Rise Up Podcast. Topics discussed:
1. What genetic and experiential influences from childhood drove his creative talents.
2. Where his inspiration comes from and the secret to creating his music.
3. The role of silence and meditation in his work and life.
4. The magic of making music visual.
5. How titles matter, choose wisely.
6. How to find your niche.
7. How pulling it all together is an “inside job”.
8. His advice and tips for others to Rise Up to their greater self.
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Jonn scored the IMAX Corporation and Space Telescope Science Institute film, "Galaxies Across Space And Time" about the Deep Field survey of galaxies researched at the edge of the known universe. The film won major award categories at the Large Format Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Jonn is a well known recording and touring artist, but many may not know that Jonn is also an FAA licensed pilot with advanced instrument and commercial ratings. Jonn is a former USAF search and rescue pilot and holds the coveted Disaster Relief Presidential Award with Valor for his flying in the Deep Water Horizon BP oil spill.
Jonn's album "And The Stars Go With You" was used in the opening show production of the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in New Hampshire in 1988. The album had just been released a few months earlier.
Jonn's music is featured in the planetarium theatre aboard the Queen Mary II, the world's most advanced cruise ship. The Planetarium theatre on board the Queen Mary II was designed and built by Sky Skan, Inc.
Jonn was commissioned to compose the music for the world's first interactive planetarium theater production about the advanced application of robotics in space with Lucasfilm and the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. His music has been heard in planetariums worldwide including London, Munich, Sweden, Japan, China, Canada, South America, Australia, France, Spain, Norway, Singapore, Russia and others.
In 1999, Jonn performed at the 30th anniversary celebration of Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong in attendance televised worldwide from Cape Canaveral. He has given premier performances at the 1996 founding of the Ansari X-Prize in St. Louis, the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, and the annual International Space Development Consortium held in Washington, DC.