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Bio

Jonathan Salvi (24.09.1993), born in Neuchâtel (CH), is a percussionist in classical and modern music. Moreover, he is an inventive vibraphone and marimba player of different genres, such as contemporary music, jazz and many others.


Salvi started playing classical percussion at the age of 15. Two years later he took up the vibraphone and specialised in jazz.

Since 2012 he has been studying jazz vibraphone with Thomas Dobler as well as music composition and arranging with Ed Partyka at the Lucerne School of Music (HSLU).

In 2016 he graduated from the HSLU with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Performance Jazz and Composition.

Besides, he studied one year at the school of music of Strasbourg with Emmanuel Séjourné.

In 2020, he begins his master of instrumental pedagogy at the University of Lausanne.


Salvi performed as a classical soloist in many occasions. He presented himself in 2012 at “Les Jardins Musicaux” in Cernier (CH) and in 2016 at the renowned KKL in Lucerne.

Moreover, he played as a jazz soloist with several Big Band


 Besides, Salvi has a role as a leader or sideman in different bands.

In 2017, he recorded his first CD featuring Samuel Blaser, Benjamin Knecht, Marius Meier and Gerry Hemingway.

As a composer his music is described as chamber jazz music combined with modern grooves. 

He is active with his Trio, his Quartet, his Standard Trio, SlideSticks Trio and more. (see projects page).

Jonathan Salvi has been hired as a teacher at several music schools and has been invited as a guest teacher in workshops and master classes around Switzerland. He is now drums, percussion and vibraphone teacher at BBM74 in Neuchâtel.

He is also active as conductor for orchestras and wind bands, appreciated for his rhythmical capabilities as well as his sense of musicality.

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