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Jonathan Sheckler

At a young age, New York based musician Jon Sheckler is proving to be a well versed musician and an up and coming band leader. All About Jazz calls him and his trio “ones to watch” and that Jon's music is full of “mischievous Dudley Moore-like playing.” As a drummer, Jon has played with some of today's leading musicians and entertainers including trumpeter Clay Jenkins, vocalist Catherine Jensen-Hole, guitarist Al Rowe, and international recording artist Darrius Willrich. Since moving to New York in 2014, Jon has been featured at Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bonafide, Sidewalk Cafe, Williamsburg Music Center and ShapeShifter Lab. In 2017, the trio began its residency at Caffe Vivaldi.

In 2010, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival recognized Jon as an outstanding musician and his composition “Water Marks” won 2009 UNC Jazz Composers Contest. Sonarchy Radio has twice featured Jon in 2010 and 2013 when he debuted a suite for octet titled Bodies of Water.

With the release of Cable Street, featuring Darrius Willrich and Nathan Parker, Jon became a featured artist for Critical Sun Records. The track “Pensive Matters” was recently chosen as a Download of the Day by All About Jazz in 2013. Jon has also worked with Grammy winning producer and engineer Bubba Jones and singer-songwriter Jackie Sullivan.

While leading his own piano trio, Jon is co-leading Linden St. Connection with Caitlin Bement and producing singer-songwriter Jordan Ziskin's debut album Crazy Child and is featured on the eponymous debut album of Sons of Cloda. Jon is also producing Linden St. Connections Debut EP, Three Word Title, and his second album, Cityscapes.

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Chris Baber, Jazz Views ”...has a joie de vivre that is immediately accessible and engaging.”

Bill Buck, Soul Jazz and Funk ”...accessible trio jazz which in places harks back to the classic soul-jazz of the 60s and elsewhere echoes the music of people like Bob James.”

All About Jazz ”As enchanted by the piano as the drums. V[ery] cool. Ones to watch.”

Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Discography

Citysacpes

Citysacpes

Linden St. Productions
2018

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