Jonny is also a founding member of the marimba duo Taktus. Taktus released its debut album, “Glass Houses for Marimba” in July 2015. It has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award in the category of Classical Recording of the Year and was included in the CBC’s Top 10 Canadian Classical Albums of 2015. On January 24th, 2020, Taktus released their second album, “Mirrored Glass,” with Ravello Records and PARMA Recordings. The album was listed among the CBC’s Top 20 Canadian Classical Albums of 2020.
As an active part of the new music community, Jonny has performed with various chamber ensembles in Canada including the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan, Din of Shadows, and the Freesound Series.
Jonny has also recently finished a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto. His research centres on composer-performer collaborations in the development of new percussion music. It examines how long-term, collaborative relationships are initiated, how they develop over time, how the participants communicate about their shared work, and how collaboration affects their individual practice.