In the decade following his Broadway debut at age 18, Jonathan Tessero has established himself as one of his generation's leading musical talents and in 2013, contributed to some of the nation's most watched and attended events including CBS' coverage of Superbowl XLVII, The 2013 Essence Fest, a 55 musical artist festival featuring Janelle Monae, Brandy, and headlined by Beyonce, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also in 2013, he partnered with the Organizing Committee of the Recording Musicians Association to establish the country's fourth operating RMA chapter (New Orleans), was honored with the distinction of becoming a Yamaha Artist, and partnered with Classical Agents, Dispeker Artists to create a roster of 13 turn-key Symphonic Pops programs.
He has conducted on countless recordings including recordings of the Broadway Cast of Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA, the Orchestra & Cast of the Broadway Company of the Phantom of the Opera, Members of the Louisiana Philharmonic, and singers Nikki M. James, Tituss Burgess, Mary Bond Davis, Hugh Panaro, Anne Runolfsfon, and numerous session orchestras around the country.
In addition to his work On and around Broadway, he was the Music Director of the Relighting of the Mercedes Benz Superdome and the Music Director and Conductor of the Remember Me: World Aids Day concerts, NYSEC's Tenth Anniversary Reunion Concert of Maury Yeston's TITANIC, several events featuring the LaGuardia High School ("The Fame High School") Show Choir, and numerous events for corporate event producers around the country.
He is currently the Music Director and Producer of The Silver Screen Symphony (a branded recording orchestra), at work on his first PBS Special: Con Furore, as well as several albums for major and independent label release.
He wrote the documentary on Stage Door Canteens that plays daily at the National World War II Museum, is a graduate of New York University, and a member of the League of American Orchestras, the NPM, and the AFM.