Jon Sarta is a Pianist, Composer, Vocalist, and Recording Artist from Clermont, Florida in the greater Orlando area. Currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, he has served in the music ministry as a Director and Associate Director of Music in the Catholic Church since 1990. He is best known for lively, inspirational interpretations with an influence of Blues, Gospel and Jazz Piano and having a unique ability to get congregations to fully participate in the celebration of the liturgy.
Jon’s educational background includes a BA in Fine Arts and Music from Farleigh Dickenson University, two years of post graduate work at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a concentration in Arranging and Music Synthesis, and a Masters of Music from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
His professional credits include being an on call staff Musician at Walt Disney World since 1989, playing at numerous venues such as; Ragtime Piano on Main Street USA, accompanying at the Hoop De Doo Review Show in Fort Wilderness, Lobby Pianist at the Grand Floridian Hotel, keyboards with the Kids of the Kingdom Band and Pianist/Organist at weddings and receptions.
He was the pianist/Hammond Organist at New Jacobs Chapel in Clermont, FL for two years backing Gospel Choirs. He was also lobby pianist at the Crown Plaza Airport Hotel and played the signature Steinway Grand at Nordstrom’s in Washington D.C. Metro and in Orlando.
Jon is the founder and currently operates MLJ Music; an independent Label with 36 released CD’s sold worldwide in the Classic Jazz, Instrumental piano music and Catholic/Inspirational genres. His Catholic Music Project series is used in many churches across the United States in smaller parishes who do not have the resources to employ a musician. The thirteenth recording of this series was released in February 2011. He also teaches private lessons in his Clermont, FL studio, online and is available for bookings and concerts.