Jonathan Richards is a bassist and composer living in Los Angeles. As a touring and studio musician, he has had the privilege of working with an array of musical artists including Joe LaBarbera, Terell Stafford, Bill Cunliffe, Snuffy Walden, Van Hunt and Katharine McPhee.
Jonathan has been featured on numerous recording projects for albums, television, and film. He can be seen performing in viral videos with Postmodern Jukebox, Sara Niemietz, and the Sarah Reich Tap Music Project.
He is co-leader of Wilberta, an ensemble performing original music drawing from jazz and alternative genres. He will also be premiering a new project under his own name in January of 2018 at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles.
Jonathan is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music where he studied with classical bass virtuoso Nico Abondolo and jazz legend John Clayton. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Cal Arts.