Jonathan Brenner is an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter who defies easy classification. Described as “somewhere between LA and Nashville,” his music is a unique amalgam of genres, including pop, country, folk, Americana, and jazz. His musical influences include Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, the Beatles, Cole Porter, and Antônio Carlos Jobim.
Jonathan has been writing songs since the age of five, when he penned the epic tune Goin’ to the Beach, while skipping down the hallways of his auntie’s condo in Miami Beach, stylishly clad in water wings, sandals, and floppy hat. Sadly, it was panned by the critics, who attacked the predictability of the lyrics, the lack of a bridge, and the sparse harmonic rhythm. Undeterred, he went on to write a slew of songs that year, including Swimmin’ in the Pool, Diggin’ in the Sand, and Scrambled Eggs. Scrambled Eggs marked a paradigm shift for the artist, as it signified a departure from the “verb, preposition, article, noun” titular structure to a more minimalist approach.
Jonathan's music career began in earnest in 2016 when he decided to record his debut album with producer Billy Gewin at the legendary Cave Cricket Studio in Tucker, Georgia. The two quickly discovered that they shared similar musical sensibilities and embarked on a two-and-a-half year musical adventure that became Playin’ Hooky with My Baby, enlisting a virtual who’s who of the Atlanta music scene in bringing Jonathan’s artistic vision to fruition.
Jonathan currently resides in Midtown Atlanta and is working on his second LP, Instagram Success, while he performs periodically at local venues.