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Jon Weber

New York City's best play in the park
Angelito Jusay
July 10, 2024, 12:30pm–2:30pm

A-one and a-two and a-you know what to do...!
Come on down and swing along with the best ragtime, stride, and jazz musicians in town.

Upper Terrace (at the base of the William Cullen Bryant Statue behind the New York Public Library)

Jon Weber

Jazz, TV Score Composer, Radio Host

“Immensely gifted.” “Formidable talent.” “Phenomenal.” “Essential.” -The New York Times

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon’s music. His newest critically acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1.

Even The Wall Street Journal sings Jon’s praises: "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.

Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

*Join Jon when he hosts Sing-A-Long on July 11, 2-4pm

Thank you for the music!

Many thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for their support through the years.

Pianist Frank Owens sits at the piano in Bryant Park NYC with a crowd of listeners.
Angelito Jusay Photography