Jonathan Best

is creating Music that inspires people to make Music that inspires people

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My patrons hold a special place in my heart so each month I will let you into my processing heart. I will post whatever rough mixes I have at the time, rambling thoughts, podcasts as they get created. Maybe it will be a video of me rambling about music or the Build the Bridges project or a piece of a work in progress such as my book on STaBoPT (sounds that bring people together) It will probably be a collection of things, actually. The idea is that you will be inspired to bring more of your own artistic expression into your own life and the world.  

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I'm sure you know by now that my belief is that we are all completely musical. For $50 you will get one music lesson per month via whatever kind of medium you like to explore your own unique musicality and bring more voice to the world. Skype and Zoom work well. My main instruments are voice, keyboard, percussion and ukulele but I would love to support you in whatever instrument you are interested in.  If you would like more than one lesson, you can call me at 928-830-4887 and we work out arrangements for that. You can also just call me to talk before you commit. 

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About

Hello Everyone... Making money has always been in the background for me. I do my work and trust that I will pay the rent each month. When I played on the streets and in the subways of NYC, there was no admission price. I didn't have to decide what my show was worth. Neither did the audience. They got to decide how much they wanted to support me. Which holds more value to me. Paul Shaffer threw a dime into my case. Someone in Harlem tucked a hundred dollar bill under all the ones, which I didn’t see till I packed up. I definitely made more money in poor neighborhoods than in the rich ones. The Patreon model harkens back to those days. Except that now I can put the money sign up front while I continue to do the work that is closest to my soul and the human community that feeds me and that I feed.

I want to take this time to thank the countless people who have enabled me to live the artful life that I have been blessed with. I believe my true purpose here is to inspire others to do the same. We desperately need more artists!

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$43.44 of $300 per month
This is conjunction with my social security benefits would make sure my rent is paid, making it possible to focus on my world work. Some of the projects I want to put my attention on are the Community AfroBeat group, more music for everybody workshops, Sounds That Bring People Together Book, at least three music albums, the Build the Bridges Project. Oh it just goes on and on.
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