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Jon Cleary
Jon (* 1962 in Cranbrook/Great Britain) is an American funk and R&B musician based in New Orleans, LA. He attended Colliers Green Primary School, Angley Secondary and then Cranbrook School. His father played guitar, but it was his uncle, returning from trips to America bringing recordings of Professor Longhair and others, who inspired his love for R&B. Jon's focus was always more on art and music, so he left schooling behind to develop a life in music.
Jon performs with a number of prolific musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Ryan Adams, and Eric Burdon. Jon's compositions have been recorded by such notable musicians as Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, and John Scofield on his album 2009 Piety Street.
Jon's current band is Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, who have released two albums. Their album Go Go Juice won the Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album in 2016.
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Out Of The Dark
Rounder Records Rounder CD 2068
released 1988
recorded October 1987 in Metairie, LA/USA
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, guitar, vocals
Bill "Foots" Samuel, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Tom Fitzpatrick, tenor sax
Ernie Gautreau, trombone
James Spells, trumpet
Terry Tullos, trumpet, flugelhorn
Jon Cleary, organ, keyboards, piano
Kermit "Champ" Young, Hammond B-3 organ
Jack Cruz, bass
Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold, drums, vocals
Big Ol' Fiya
Bullseye Blues BB9505
released 1990
recorded in New Orleans, LA/USA
John Mooney, guitar, piano
Jon Cleary, piano, Hammond B-3 organ
David Ranson, bass
Kenneth Blevins, drums, tambourine
Where It's At
Zensor ZS 118
released 1991
recorded April/June 1991 in New York, NY/USA
Wendell Holmes, guitar, vocals
Sherman Holmes, bass, vocals
Bob Malach, tenor sax
Anders Gaardmand, tenor sax, baritone sax
Dan Levin, trombone
Tim Ouimette, trumpet
Larry Etkin, trumpet
Gib Wharton, guitar
Jon Cleary, Hammond organ, piano
Popsy Dixon, drums, percussion, vocals
No Borders To The Blues
no label
recorded in Laurel, MS; Ridgeland, MS; Hattiesburg, MS; New Orleans, LA/USA
Vasti Jackson, keyboards, bass, percussion, vocals
Jerry Embry, sax
Jerry Jumonville, sax
Fred Kemp, sax
Eric Traub, sax
Mark Mullins, trombone
Rick Trolsen, trombone
Barney Floyd, trumpet
Tracy Griffin, trumpet
Stacy Cole, trumpet
Keith Vinet, keyboards
Mark Liuzza, keyboards
Sammy Berfect, organ
Jon Cleary, organ, Wurlitzer
John Gros, organ
Tony Hall, bass
Alonzo "Pookie" Johnson, bass
George Porter jr., bass
Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold, drums
George Lawrence, drums
Big Ol' Fiya
LML Records LML 06428
recorded in New Orleans, LA/USA
John Mooney, guitar, piano, percussion, vocals
Jon Cleary, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, bass
Mark Bingham, bass
Jeff Sarli, bass
Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson, drums
Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, congas, percussion
Piety Street
EmArcy 00602517911369
recorded in New Orleans, LA/USA
John Scofield, guitar
Jon Cleary, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, vocals
George Porter jr., bass
Ricky Fataar, drums
Shannon Powell, drums, tambourine
John Boutté, vocals
Live at Jazzfest Berlin 2009
recorded live 08 November 2009 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin/Germany
John Scofield, guitar
Jon Cleary, Hammond B-3 organ, vocals
George Porter jr., bass
Terence Higgins, drums
FHQ Records FHQ008
recorded in New Orleans, LA/USA
Jon Cleary, Hammond B-3 organ, vocals, piano, guitar, bass, mandolin
Damian Hand, tenor sax
Roderick Paulin, tenor sax
Ryan Zoidis, tenor sax
Lee Badau, baritone sax
Craig Klein, trombone
Charlie Halloran, trombone
Eric Bloom, trumpet
Leo Nocentelli, guitar
Andrew Block, guitar
Shane Theriot, guitar
Nigel Hall, Hammond B-3 organ
Calvin Turner, bass, percussion
Jamison Ross, drums
AJ Hall, percussion
My Future Is My Past
Anti- 7595-2
recorded in New Orleans, LA/USA
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, guitar, vocals
Jon Cleary, organ, piano
Ivan Neville, Fender Rhodes, keyboards
Steven De Troy, piano
David Torkanowsky, piano
Mike Dillon, marimba, vibes, bass, percussion
James Singleton, bass
Stanton Moore, drums
Irma Thomas, vocals

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