"Jon Weber is a virtuoso - pure and simple." All About
"Brilliant" The New York Times
JOPLIN TO JARRETT 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 and Jon 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.
Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honours 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.
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. Jazz Journal International writes; "Jon Weber is a virtuoso pianist with outstanding technique plus boundless imagination and enthusiasm who is bound to make a big impression on the international jazz scene."
Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's "Piano Jazz with Jon Weber" after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland.