Despite being born in Perth, Scotland, Jonathan lived in South East Asia for 18 years before returning to his native Scotland for university.
A graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jonathan studied with Kurt-Hans Goedicke, John Poulter, Tom Hunter, and Chris Lamb. He has appeared as Guest Principal Timpanist of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Guest Section Leader Percussionist with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. In addition, he regularly freelances professionally with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Ballet, and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Jonathan has also performed with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, at the 2017 and 2019 BBC Proms.
In March 2018, Jonathan performed the Schwantner Concerto for Percussion with the coaching of Chris Lamb, Principal Percussionist of the New York Philharmonic.
He first joined EUYO in 2019 and has since toured to 9 different countries on 3 continents in that time.