Changton Kunjara was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1976. He has begun to play guitar before he’s got Bachelor degree in Economic from Chulalongkorn University and Master degree in Cultural Studies from Mahidol University. In his early musical life, he has mastered all Thai classical instruments and has won many prizes in Thailand. Few years later after he started to play guitar, he got interest in jazz music. In 1999, He received a "world scholarship" from Berklee College of Music and came to the U.S. in 2000. At Berklee, He was focusing on performing and writing in jazz music. Changton studied with many famous artists such as Ted Pease, Bret Willmott, Jim Kelly, Jon Damian, David Feuzynski, Victor Mendoza, Oscar Stagnaro, Mark Walker.
He has worked with world class artist such as Eric Marienthal, Maria Schneider and appears on many jazz concerts such as Hua Hin Jazz Festival, Samui Jazz, Bangkok Jazz Festival, Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC), Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan, and recently Jud Pra Kai Concert # 33 “The Art of Jazz Guitar”. He’s also had the privilege of playing with Rangsit University Jazz Orchestra led by Dr. Denny Euprasert
Changton is now a Head of Jazz Studies Department of Conservatory of Music Rangsit University (http://www.rsu.ac.th/music/) ,teaching jazz guitar, jazz ensemble, jazz theory and improvisation.