Jonathan Weber maintains a versatile musical career in multiple genres as a violinist, violist, and conductor. A graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY) and classically trained under violinist Daniel Phillips, Mr. Weber has had the privilege of sharing the chamber music stage with artists including Daniel Phillips, Timothy Eddy, Tara Helen O’Connor, Ronald Roseman, Randall Wolfgang, and members of the Bach Aria Group. Mr. Weber has also made solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances throughout the United States and abroad.
Branching into alternate musical genres such as jazz, hip-hop, country, and rock and roll, Mr. Weber has performed with artists including Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Savion Glover, Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Corey Glover, Janelle Monae, Eryka Badu, Sarah Silverman, The Irish Tenors, The Trans Siberian Orchestra, The Mahavishnu Project, and fusion band: DBR & The Mission (Opus 3 Artists). As an active New York freelancer, Mr. Weber performs regularly throughout the Broadway circuit, most recently serving as a member of the orchestra for Kinky Boots. He has also performed for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and performs on occasion with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Orchestra. CD credits include Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium, Jay-Z: Kingdom Come, Albert Hammond Jr.: Como Te Llama, and Boardwalk Empire Volume 3: Music from the HBO Series. Mr. Weber has also performed on television and film scores for artists including Ryuichi Sakamoto and Steven Van Zandt.
Journeying into the cinematic medium, Mr. Weber has appeared as an on-screen musician in films such as Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Billy Joel: The Last Play at Shea (2010), HBO Miniseries: “Mildred Pierce” (2011), Annie (2014), The Greatest Showman (2017), Joker (2019), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 (2019).
Mr. Weber has also made television appearances performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, Christmas: Live at Rockefeller Center and PBS programs: Great Performances and Soundstage. As an orchestral conductor, Mr. Weber made his televised conducting debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014, performing in collaboration with comedian Dana Carvey and The Roots. He has also been a guest conductor for the NMEA All County Music Festival and was former conductor of the CPSM Orchestras at The Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College.
In addition to being a member of the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music, Mr. Weber has served on the faculties of the 92nd Street Y Music School, The University of Buffalo Summer Strings Workshop, The New York Summer Music Festival in Oneonta, NY, The Odyssey Chamber Music Festival at the University of Missouri, and the Middlebury Summer Chamber Music Festival in Middlebury, VT.Email: