Suite 28 Records Proudly Presents


Jonathan Sargent- Little Cathedrals

Born in Chicago, Jonathan Sargent began his musical studies at the age of five with celebrated classical guitarist Irene Lorence. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City, he was granted a full scholarship on the classical guitar in Washington, D.C. with Sophocles Papas (Andres Segovia's emissary in the U.S.) He continued with graduate studies in musicology, theory and composition with Jose de Azpiazu at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. 

Jonathan completed his formal guitar education with performances at the master classes of Alirio Diaz (Banff, Alberta, Canada), Angel Romero (New York City) and Musica de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela, Spain- founded by Andres Segovia). 

Jonathan has toured throughout Europe, South America and parts of Asia. He has composed and arranged for Warner Brothers, Sony and Word Records and serves as President of Union Street Records. 

Little Cathedrals was composed, arranged and recorded in Franklin, TN, where Jonathan resides.


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Jean Watson- Wonder

Born into a musical family, Jean Watson's classical training began when she was still a young child. Early on, she displayed an affinity for the violin, but as time passed she became equally recognized for her wistful, ethereal vocals. As an adult, music was set aside for Watson to focus on her responsibilities as a wife and mother. Her marriage ended in divorce and she found herself in a time of deep depression and hopelessness. At her lowest point, she cried out to God. She experienced a remarkable breakthrough when her landlord gave her rent money back and said she needed to record an album. The rest, as they say, is history.

Watson can be heard worldwide on UCB Radio Ireland where she hosts a daily inspirational radio program, Jean Watson, which she records from her Michigan home studio. Watson has logged thousands of miles traveling the U.S. and the world to perform in churches, prisons, coffee houses, homeless shelters and concert halls. When she is not on the road, she plays violin in the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 


Ilonka-To Be Loved

From her start as a child pop star in South Africa, Ilonka Deaton’s life has had many twists and turns. On August 26, that journey comes to a joyful, yet reflective fruition with the release of her new album To Be Loved on Suite 28 Records.

"This album is a personal journey that paints the picture of my story. Every song carefully selected and those written brings forth the beauty of the love I have in my heart," commented Deaton.


ThunderSOUL Orchestra

ThunderSOUL Orchestra, an offshoot of alumni from the Kashmere Stage Band which still exist today, chose to title their new release “528-0728” because this was Prof’s home phone number. As teenagers, members of the Kashmere Stage Band would call Prof to get answers for personal concerns; to which he would always give sound advice without a prejudice ear.

Nearly 40 years later, alumni of the Kashmere Stage Band reunited to play a tribute concert for their former teacher and dynamic bandleader. The group rehearsed in the very same room where they practiced as teenagers and performed for the current student body at the very school where they made history decades earlier.


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The Union of Sinners & Saints

The Union of Sinners & Saints features members of Petra, and Whiteheart, two of the best-selling Christian rock bands of all time.

The project features ten new compositions and updated versions of Petra’s Beyond Belief and Whiteheart’s Independence Day.

Members of The Union of Sinners & Saints have collectively generated more than 25 # 1 songs and earned more than 15 Grammy® and 40 Dove nominations and awards. The project also features new artist Jason Fowler on guitar and vocals.

The self-titled release was produced and arranged by Billy Smiley for Cul De Sac Records & Suite 28 C Records.


Dogs of Peace

Dogs of Peace

In 1996, Gordon Kennedy and Jimmie Sloas joined together  to   form   the  band Dogs  of  Peace.    Sloas  and  Kennedy  already  had  successful   careers   in the   industry:   Sloas   as   a   studio   musician,   artist   (The   Imperials),  and producer  (PFR,  Switchfoot),  and  Kennedy  as  a  studio   musician  and songwriter,  raising  his  visibility  with  the  worldwide  Eric   Clapton  hit “Change  The  World”.    Their  debut  album  was  released  in   1996  on Sparrow  Records  /  EMI.    John  Hammond  and  Blair  Masters,   both with successful careers as studio musicians, came on board to   round   out the   band.   They   then   added   producer/   engineer   Jeff   Balding   to   complete the   production   team   to   record   their   debut   album,  which  was  released in  1996  on  Sparrow  Records  /  EMI.

Their debut album Speak became  a  mainstay  in  the music playlist  of   many devoted  followers  who  still  have  it  on  their  playlist.    For  some,   it  was  a trend  setting  album,  which  influenced  artists  and  musicians   around the world.    Since its release, many have reached out to the   band   and   asked, “when   there   would   be   a   follow   up   to   Speak?     Feeding   on   that inspiration   and   encouragement   from   fans,   the   original   band  members came  together   with  Jeff   Balding  to   embark   on  a  follow  up  to  their debut  album.    Heel  took  almost  three  years  to   be  written,  recorded,  and mixed.    What  makes  this  music  so  special   is that it was created on their own terms without any compromise, and the result is  their  sophomore  album, Heel. 


Photo Credit: Marisa Mlynarek

Photo Credit: Marisa Mlynarek

Kory Caudill

A classically trained pianist, Caudill’s influences range widely from Frederic Chopin to Ricky Skaggs and from Bruce Hornsby to Yanni. Tree of Life is evidence of Caudill’s diverse musical background as the album travels through many musical eras in its eleven tracks. Of track two, Around the World, the composer clarifies; “I am a fan and student of musicians from all styles and backgrounds. In the process of recording a song that came to me naturally, I realized it contained elements from artists whose musical backgrounds are as diverse as their geographical backgrounds. While the piano track itself draws from Chopin etudes, the rhythm tracks feature ostinatos similar to what one might hear from the Pat Metheny Group. Melodically, there are pieces of Yanni, accompanied by textures I enjoy from today’s pop music. It was very gratifying to see musical characteristics from my personal heroes make their way into my own music.”


Alyson Cambridge

Internationally acclaimed soprano, Alyson Cambridge, takes a step away from the opera stage and classical repertoire that has defined her career thus far for this album, and showcases her full range of vocal talents, never before heard on recording…that is, until now!

Alyson has over a decade of success on the world’s leading opera houses and concert stages – The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Vienna Konzerthaus among them.  Praised for her “powerful, clear voice” (The New York Times), “sensual, smoky and revelatory” performances (Opera News), and hailed as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post), Alyson has made the operatic heroines of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart her specialty – La Boheme’s Mimi one of her signature and most often performed roles.  Her award-winning and heralded performances in Kern and Hammerstein’s Show Boat, Gershwin’s Blue Monday and Porgy and Bess have served to highlight her unique ability to simultaneously shine in the jazz, musical theater and crossover repertoire.