• assistant professor of trumpet Jonathan Challoner sits with trumpet, microphone, and piano keyboard

  • Assistant Professor, Desautels Faculty of Music; Babs Asper Professorship of Jazz Performance

    Room 337 Taché Hall
    150 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2


Jonathan Challoner is one of Canada’s most versatile and creative musical voices. Growing up in Qualicum Beach, BC he was surrounded by a wonderful community of mentors and educators including Phil Dwyer, Ingrid Jensen and Arnie Chycoski. He went on to become an integral part of Toronto’s vibrant and diverse music scene, then relocated to New York City in 2012 to study at the Juilliard School. He can now be seen performing internationally with many of the world’s most acclaimed jazz, classical, salsa, musical theater, and pop artists. 


In the faculty


Performance highlights

Jonathan Challoner performs an eclectic mix of modern and traditional jazz, lead trumpet, pop and latin styles. He has worked with Canadian luminaries such as Don Thompson, John MacLeod, Hilario Duran, Robi Botos, and Jackie Richardson among many others. In New York City he has performed at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mezzrow, Birdland, the Brooklyn Bowl, the 92nd St. Y, and the Bowery Ballroom. Recent collaborations include Vince Giordano, Bobby Sanabria. Adrian Cunningham, Miho Hazama, Remy LeBeouf, Louis Cole, and the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra.


  • 2011 Juno Traditional Jazz Album of the Year - John MacLeod and the Rex Hotel Orchestra - Our First Set
  • 1st Place - International Trumpet Guild Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition
  • 2nd Place - Carmine Caruso Trumpet Competition

Ongoing research and creative works

Challoner continues to perform and record internationally as a leader and sideman. He is working on a project documenting the evolution of jazz trumpet pedagogy throughout the past century.