Jonathan Shifflett

Associate Producer, The Frame

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Jonathan Shifflett is an associate producer on KPCC’s arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Outside of KPCC, he produces a podcast about women in punk called “I’m in the Band” and he also plays in a country bluegrass band. He has a BA in guitar performance from the Thornton School of Music and received a master’s degree in journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Jonathan is a native of St. Helena, CA.

Stories by Jonathan Shifflett

Composer Tamar-kali dug deep for her work on 'Mudbound'

The film's director, Dee Rees, says Tamar-Kali's music was "the blood beneath the mud" in the story of racial strife in the post-WWII rural South.

R&B singer Nick Hakim makes music to heal and 'to be vulnerable'

Recalling the warmth of early ‘70s R&B, Hakim takes after Marvin Gaye with his lyrics, exploring more personal and introverted themes.

'Black Panther' schooled Hollywood. Will the studios listen?

Beyond the big bucks the superhero film is raking in, those dollars were spent by a diverse audience — one rarely seen at the box office.

'Black Panther' is a cultural phenomenon even before it opens

Fans have been waiting a long time for a movie, which could gross more than $165 million over the long holiday weekend.

The healing effect of 'Coco's' Oscar-nominated song, 'Remember Me'

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez drew inspiration from Mexican popular songs of the 1930s and '40s. But the key elements came from their lives.

Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge!' gets new life on the Olympic ice

With skaters now allowed to use songs with vocals, several have turned to the soundtrack from the 2001 film. And Baz couldn't be more thrilled.

'Call Me By Your Name' screenwriter wanted to tell a gay love story with parental acceptance

James Ivory talks with John Horn about this gay love story and why he wanted to portray the parents of the teenager as embracing of their son's sexuality.

"TajMo" is an overdue partnership for blues veterans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'

The artists have inspired each other for decades, and now they’ve finally made an album together.

How LA shaped Billy Childs and his hybrid jazz

The pianist and composer grew up in era of musical cross-pollination. His influences are as vast and diverse as his hometown.

'Dear Evan Hansen' songwriters: 'It's an exciting time' for musicals

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek wrote the song lyrics for "La La Land" and the songs for the current Broadway hit musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."

It's Christmas in January for musicians and producers at NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants' annual trade show in Anaheim is a huge marketplace for instruments and the latest gadgetry.

The Secret Sisters are playing by their own rules now

Lydia and Laura Rogers launched their career to much acclaim. Then things took a sour turn. Now, they're back with a new album, "You Don't Know Me Anymore."

PJ Morton brings musical healing — and R&B — back to New Orleans

The singer, songwriter and keyboard player returned to his hometown after 15 years. The result is a stunning new album and two Grammy nominations.

Composer Gabriel Kahane captures Trump's America in song

After the 2016 presidential election, the composer and pianist left his cell phone and the news cycles behind and boarded Amtrak for a cross-country trip.

Psych-folk icon Linda Perhacs reflects on her unconventional music journey

Through her music and her work as a dental hygienist, Linda Perhacs sees herself as a healer. Now, over 40 years after an unlikely break into the music business, she's back.