Jonathan Gould is a writer and a former professional musician. Born and raised in New York City, he began playing music in high school and became serious about it while attending Cornell University. After four years of study in Boston with the eminent jazz drummer Alan Dawson, he spent many years working in bands and recording studios. In addition to writing and playing music, Jonathan Gould has raised a family, served in local politics, and taken an active role in the life of the upstate New York community where he lived for thirty years. He currently divides his time between Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Livingston, NY.