Jonathan Holden

Jonathan Holden Dec 1951 - Jan 2012

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“I am a rich man with little money.
This is not the same as a poor man with abundant wealth.
I can share riches better than gold, more sparkling than silver,
and beyond property. We know that hearts on fire create a ring of love that brightens the world like the sun above.” – J Holden

Jonathan Holden, 60, passed away in 2012, in Tucson, AZ.

Jonathan grew up in Sacramento, CA. He first came to Tucson in 1970 to attend the University of Arizona and to work on his uncle’s ranch in Sasabe, AZ. While at UA he worked on air for KWFM. He returned to California for two years to graduate from San Francisco State University and there he continued his media career working in television production in Pacifica, CA.

In 1975, Jonathan returned to Tucson to participate in starting our community radio station, KXCI, where he served on the first Board of Directors. His life-long interest in Native Cultures soon took Jonathan to the Navajo Reservation to produce and teach video at the Window Rock School District. He returned to media production in Tucson, where he worked for Carondelet Hospitals, the University of Arizona, KUAT, and others. In the mid 1990′s, Jonathan founded the Rhythm & Roots Concert Series with the motto “Music is Medicine.”

For almost two decades, Jonathan and his Rhythm & Roots Concert Series have presented local and nationally known artists in Tucson, always sharing the knowledge and immense passion for music and great stories with his audiences. Jonathan enjoyed a wonderful career working with musicians and bringing our community together with wonderful music.

In keeping with Jonathan’s  motto “Music is Medicine,” the series, with the help of many, will continue at Hotel Congress.

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