Jon Weber
From Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz

“Jon Weber is a virtuoso - pure and simple."


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 #1.

Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz serves as a concise history of jazz piano with an emphasis on the earlier composers from the first half of the 20th Century. Over 100 years of music interspersed with musical excerpts with John Weber’s insights and anecdotes reveal a lifetime’s worth of impassioned research. Weber’s extraordinary facility for recall and analysis allow him to form fascinating and unexpected connections between artists of different eras, their development and influences in jazz piano.

Stephen Holden, Music Critic of The New York Times has called this show “fascinating and essential… an enlightening music history tutorial that is delivered with enthusiasm and wit.”   Further, Holden raves, “because Mr. Weber can play up a storm, it is also a thrilling demonstration of one man’s passionate attachment to his chosen instrument.”

CNN, BET, CNBC, Bravo Arts, NPR, Voice of America, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Birdland, The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Sirius Jazz Radio and the BBC have profiled Jon Weber’s unique musical depth and vast knowledge of his craft. UK’s Jazz Journal International writes; “Jon Weber is a virtuoso pianist with outstanding technique plus boundless imagination and enthusiasm”

In addition to his Jazz Concerts, Jon is one of the country’s most imaginative and gifted cabaret musical directors.  He also hosts NPR’s “Piano Jazz with Jon Weber” after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland.




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