Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Pianist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer Jon Cleary will perform with his band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Jon Cleary was born in Kent, Great Britain, but a love of blues and jazz led him to New Orleans, Louisiana. Jon Cleary’s music clearly reflects the influence of funk, R&B, soul, gospel, Afro-Cuban rhythms and, of course, the New Orleans school of piano playing.
He has worked with musicians such as Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt. Jon Cleary boasts an impressive discography. In 2015, he won a Grammy Award for the album Go Go Juice, which was produced by John Porter and recorded at the legendary Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana. Cleary has been working with The Absolute Monster Gentlemen for more than two decades. The last album by Jon Cleary was released in 2018. Titled Dyna-Mite, this soul-blues album became one of the best records in the genre last year.
Jon Cleary – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Cornell Williams – bass, vocals
AJ Hall – drums, vocals