Jonathan McElroy, adjunct professor in the Music and Theatre Arts Department, worked with recording artist Robert Bannon on his upcoming album, “Unfinished Business,” released July 2. McElroy arranged the album’s tracks “How Deep is Your Love” and “How Will I Know.” He also recorded the bass and trombone parts for “How Deep is Your Love,” as well as the bass part for “I Think He Knew.”
Bannon, a New Jersey native, will host a multi-day virtual concert and documentary event that chronicles his year making the album, with guest appearances from Grammy nominee Jane Monheit and recording artist Loren Smith.
Virtual concerts will be held July 2, 3, and 4. Tickets can be purchased here.
McElroy earned both his Bachelor of Music in jazz performance on trombone and upright/electric bass, and Master of Music in composition/arranging from William Paterson University. At Monmouth, he often teaches on topics including music appreciation, ear training, and roots, rock, and reggae.
Outside of Monmouth, McElroy leads his own sextet, subs in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and actively performs nationwide at venues such as the Stone Pony in New Jersey; Arlene’s Grocery, Somethin’ Jazz Café, CBGB, The Continental, and The Bowery Poetry Club & Café in New York City; Pontiac Grille and Chris’s Jazz Café in Philadelphia; as well as in Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and places in between with his own group, or as a sideman.