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Jon Mayer

Jon was born in New York City in 1938. There was a piano in the family apartment as his mother studied classical music and practiced as he went to sleep each night. He was exposed to jazz at an early age through recordings around the house of various big and small bands. Jon heard Charlie Parker play on a JATP (Jazz at the Philharmonic) concert recording and decided that Alto was his instrument. That lasted until the final year at the special music High School he attended. The piano became central in his life around then and his passion for the jazz being played around the city was all consuming.

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ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM So Many Stars Jon Mayer | Reservoir Music (2007) By C. Michael Bailey comments

The craft of the jazz piano trio is a challenging one; and in a sea of fine trio recordings, it is hard to come by a performance that is just not merely good, as most are, but sublime. When one comes along; it is time to be excited, and So Many Stars is the one to be excited about. What are the ingredients of the perfect jazz piano trio recording? One is competent leadership, in this case pianist Jon Mayer, whose previous recordings��”My Romance (Reservoir Music, 2005), The Classics (Reservoir Music, 2004), Full Circle (Reservoir Music, 2002), and Rip Van Winkle (Blue Moon, 2000)��”have all been well-received

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Arcadia, CA

Willing to teach

Beginners

Albums

The Art of the Ballad
The Art of the Ballad
Self Produced
2014
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Nightscape
Nightscape
Reservoir Music
2010
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Nightscape
Nightscape
Reservoir Music
2009
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So Many Stars
So Many Stars
Reservoir Music
2007
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The Classics
The Classics
Reservoir Music
2004
buy
Full Circle
Full Circle
Reservoir Music
2002
buy

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