Jonathan Armandary (BA(Hons), PGCE) is an educator, composer, and performer specialising in composition and arranging for the moving image, and popular music performance. He lectures across both further and higher education at Leeds College of Music.
Having originally studied Jazz Saxophone on Leeds College of Music’s first Jazz BTEC ND, Jonathan moved to music production to pursue a career in music for the moving image – initially completing the specialist Foundation Degree in Music Production for Film & Television, before finishing the BA(Hons) in Music Production.
Having studied under the likes of Brian Morell (Elton John, Kate Bush) and BAFTA nominated Neil Myers, Jonathan has since worked on a multitude of projects but has a particular focus on film (both short and feature).
In 2013 Jonathan won “Best Score in a Short” from the Southampton International Film Festival for his work on “Reboot”, and in 2014 he won “Best Soundtrack” (along with Zack Hemsey) at the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival for his work on “The Salt Trail”.
Jonathan performs regularly across the UK with his band, the Nigel Passey Band – an acoustic rock band signed with The Animal Farm in London – playing keyboard and backing vocals, as well as contributing to the composition and arrangement of all material.
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