Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand. That would explain why Pacific Coast Jazz artist Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. Whether appearing in an intimate club or a large outdoor venue, Jonathan brings an electric energy to any stage he’s on, a talent he’s been cultivating since his early teens, when he sang professionally in bands that featured jazz greats including Charlie Shavers, Snooky Young, Chuck Wayne and Joe Puma in his home town of New York City.
He has written and starred in several highly acclaimed shows, including "Sex, Swagger & Swing: Sinatra and Darin in the Concert That Never Was," which debuted at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco before touring performing arts centers throughout the Bay Area. His latest show, "Sinatra, Dino, Darin and Davis -- When Vegas Was VEGAS!" made its bi-coastal debut at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco and Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Jonathan regularly performs at both of these world-class nightclubs.
His latest jazz CD, "At Last… Songs For Elena," was released in 2018 and is available now for download on Apple Music and through Amazon.com.