Jon Weber

'From Joplin to Jarrett'

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Last Show: Monday 26 th February 2018

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Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition - scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon’s music, and his newest critically-acclaimed release, ‘Simple Complex’, rose to number 1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR’s ‘Piano Jazz with Jon Weber’ after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland.
'From Joplin to Jarrett' concisely celebrates the evolution of jazz piano in 75-minutes and enthusiastically demonstrate which pianist evolved into whom. This highly-acclaimed show is a joyful recognition of 120 years of creativity.

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"Jon Weber is a virtuoso - pure and simple." - All About Jazz

"He forms fascinating and unexpected connections between artists of different eras, their development and influences in jazz piano, but because Mr. Weber can play up a storm, it was also a thrilling demonstration of one man's passionate attachment to his chosen instrument." - Stephen Holden (New York Times)

"Most frequently seen across New York as the accompanist to any singer lucky enough to hire him, Jon Weber is best known to the rest of the country as the worthy successor to the late Marian McPartland on the NPR staple "Piano Jazz." He's at once an exceptional musician as well as a gifted historian and storyteller, and, above all, a true piano polymath. Playing and talking, Mr. Weber takes us through a century of history, making it crystal clear what Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell, Nat King Cole, Erroll Garner, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson and the other figures on jazz piano's Mount Rushmore."
The Wall Street Journal

 

"Guiding us through 100 years of music in just an hour, Weber interspersed each musical excerpt with insights and anecdotes that revealed a lifetime's worth of impassioned research.
Jessica Nicholas (The Melbourne Age Newspaper and ABC Radio Australia)