Jon Sarta’ playing is a mix of Classical, 70’s Rock, Stride, Ragtime, Gospel, Jazz and Boogie Woogie. Originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, he studied Classical music during High School under L.G. Wray from the Julliard School of Music. He is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University and also did two years of post graduate work at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He currently performs solo at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in Orlando, FL, in additional to regular performances at Walt Disney World.
Boogie Woogie Salad is a creation that has evolved over the last 4 years. It was time to get it out, warts and all. All songs are first or second takes. No overdubs or creative editing. Just like the old timers, whatever came out came out. If the track had a great groove and there were a couple of clams, they were left in. No cheating. Hope you enjoy it.
This project is dedicated to my father, Dick Sarta, who gave me a great appreciation for the masters of Boogie Woogie; Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, Pine Top, and Jimmy Yancey. The artwork of the fingers and keys is from Albert Ammons release on the Boogie Woogie Label, date unknown.