Jonathan Sprout's Biography
GRAMMY® Nominated Recording Artist Finds His Unique Calling
Dominates the Field of Original Hero Music for Children
Lessons to Kids: Differences between Celebrities & Heroes
6,616 lifetime performances * 5,588 children’s concerts * 821 Songwriting Workshops * 12 albums of original music * GRAMMY nomination "Best Children's Recording" * iParenting "Best Product of year" Winner * 3 Parents’ Choice Awards * 3 NAPPA Gold Awards * 2 Film Advisory Board Awards of Excellence * Family Choice Award * Two Dove Foundation "Family-Approved" Seal * Two Dr. Toy 10 Best Audio/Video Products of year * Two Mom's Choice Gold Awards * Gifty's Awards Finalist * Featured artist on Grammy nominated Healthy Foods CD * Featured artist on Grammy winning All About Bullies Big & Small CD * KIDS FIRST All Star Recognition Award * KIDS FIRST! All-Star Award * Tillywig Brainchild Award * Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award * The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval * Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award * Global Music Award Bronze Medal * Family Choice Award * Santa's Choice Award
Singer-songwriter and recording artist, Jonathan Sprout has dedicated the past 22 years to creating meaningful and captivating "hero music" for children. Sprout began this journey in 1994 after reading the results of a nationwide poll detailing children's top 10 heroes, which included cartoon characters and several professional athletes whose off-field antics were anything but heroic. This made Sprout question, "who are our real heroes and why are we not teaching our children about their importance?" Sprout's idea to write and record songs for children about real heroes was born.
Since then, Jonathan Sprout has written over forty songs and has released four American Heroes albums about some of the most remarkable men and women in American history. His albums detail the amazing stories of legends ranging from Pocahontas to Neil Armstrong. With the help of author-lecturer Dr. Dennis Denenberg, a noted heroes specialist, Sprout "chose people who lived and breathed elements of good character and are good examples that children can understand and emulate." His list of heroes includes politicians, athletes, scientists, feminists, civil rights leaders, and many other admirable individuals.
Jonathan has performed more than 5,500 concerts and lead more than 800 songwriting workshops for children. His recordings and concerts have earned critical acclaim as groundbreaking entries in the field of educational children's music. His American Heroes #3 album was nominated for a Grammy® in 2010. Jonathan is passionate about his work and believes his "particular combination of entertainment and education that comes from singing about heroes gives [him] a sense of fulfillment and joy [he had] only dreamed of in [his] early days when [he] was performing in nightclubs and coffeehouses."
American Heroes #4 is a stunning collection of highly produced pop rock tunes. His sophisticated sound is rich with intricate, interweaving countermelodies and a full assortment of instruments, including walls of electric and acoustic guitars, pop synth sounds, banjos, mandolins, accordions, horns and various keyboards.
American Heroes #4 has a big, bold sound – strong, full, vibrant, and expressive vocal on top of pop, rock, Latin and gospel rhythms. The remarkable choices of instrumentation and production make a statement: this CD is a celebration of heroes! It is chock full of whimsy and humor and you can discover something new every time you listen. Jonathan does a staggering amount of research for each song, making history not only come alive for children, he makes it sing!
Founded musical group Force For Good which released the audio CD Passions in 2020 to these reviews:
“An absolutely wonderful musical adventure…I can’t emphasize strongly enough how pertinent Force For Good’s music is for the planet… songs like Ice use gentle piano, strings and other instruments … this beautiful song will be getting MAJOR airplay on stations all around the globe!… a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating.”—Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“Bold and visionary, Passions is an unforgettable, “must have,” epic kind of album. The music, melodies, writing, production, everything, is first-rate all the way through. Truly stellar.” —Dyan Garris, Spirit Seeker Magazine
“Through inspirational music and film, Force For Good is a beautiful manifestation influencing us to shine even brighter.”—Laura Sullivan, Grammy® Winning Composer & Billboard Top 10 Artist
“Passions is one of the most uplifting albums I have heard in years … Several of these tracks will be added to our permanent playlist, to play for years and years.”—BT Fasmer, Editor, New Age Music Guide
“Passions is perfect for films, videos or soundtracks for many types of documentaries … gorgeous instrumental music that will carry you through many emotions and thoughts … beautiful healing sounds with an incredibly important message to the world!” —Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews
“Passions is excellent from start to finish!”—Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com
“Warm, uplifting, harmonious music dedicated to the happiness and encouragement of the human spirit.”—R J Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews
FORCE FOR GOOD Press
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Hannaleck, Keith "MuzikMan". "New Age Music Reviews". Retrieved 2020-01-16.
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