October 20

Jon Mayer Quartet

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Jon Mayer Quartet

"Jon Mayer mixes introspective lyricism and a hard-bop drive. He's a strong rhythmic player with a lot of piano vocabulary."
- Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat Magazine

Pianist Jon Mayer is from the tradition of New York players who are not afraid to express strong emotions from both ends of the spectrum. He is a muscular, blues based pianist on one hand and is entirely at home with a ballad and it’s potential for tenderness. His jazz pedigree is solid, having grown up in New York City during a particularly fertile time in modern jazz evolution. Mayer is represented on a John Coltrane recording `Like Sonny’ on Roulette and on a Jackie McLean Prestige date called `Strange Blues’.

He also spent time in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band as well as road assignments with Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O’Day and Manhattan Transfer. Mayer’s compositions have been recorded by Les McAnn, Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ernie Watts and Jackie Ryan.

Recordings under his own name date from 1996 to the present with nine Jon Mayer Trio releases plus the solo `Live’ CD called `The art of the Ballad’. What’s hot off the press is Jon Mayer Trio `Live at the Atheneaum’.

10/20/2022 7:00 PM

Door Time: 5:30 PM

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Be-bop pianist Jon Mayer's long and colorful career includes working with the Kenny Dorham big band, Tony Scott's Quartet (where he replaced Bill Evans), recording with Jackie McLean (1957's Strange Blues) and recording with the great John Coltrane (I Talk to the Trees). Mayer worked in Paris with Chet Baker and in the 1960s and '70s gigged with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Kai Winding, Sarah Vaughan, and the Manhattan Transfer, while also doing session work in the studios. In addition, he wrote pop songs recorded by Les McCann, Nancy Wilson, Vicki Carr, and Gladys Knight, among others. Settling in the Los Angeles area in the 1980s, Mayer worked with Freddie Hubbard, McCann, and his own groups. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of Mr. Mayer with his quartet!

7:00pm-8:30pm Show
5:30pm Doors Open

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1 ENTRÉE PURCHASE PER PERSON IS REQUIRED (a $10 surcharge will be added if no entrée is purchased, there are no drink minimums)
All sales are final, but if for any reason show is canceled all purchases will be refunded.
Must be 21 years old to drink alcoholic beverages.
No outside beverages are allowed.









"Jon Mayer mixes introspective lyricism and a hard-bop drive. He's a strong rhythmic player with a lot of piano vocabulary."
- Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat Magazine

Pianist Jon Mayer is from the tradition of New York players who are not afraid to express strong emotions from both ends of the spectrum. He is a muscular, blues based pianist on one hand and is entirely at home with a ballad and it’s potential for tenderness. His jazz pedigree is solid, having grown up in New York City during a particularly fertile time in modern jazz evolution. Mayer is represented on a John Coltrane recording `Like Sonny’ on Roulette and on a Jackie McLean Prestige date called `Strange Blues’.

He also spent time in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Band as well as road assignments with Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O’Day and Manhattan Transfer. Mayer’s compositions have been recorded by Les McAnn, Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ernie Watts and Jackie Ryan.

Recordings under his own name date from 1996 to the present with nine Jon Mayer Trio releases plus the solo `Live’ CD called `The art of the Ballad’. What’s hot off the press is Jon Mayer Trio `Live at the Atheneaum’.