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Singer, Songwriter, Pianist
- Sunday, Jun 11, 2017
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Jon Regen Media
With Billy Peterson, bass
Jay Corkran, drums
About Jon Regen
Remarkable. Infectious. Soulful. Just some of the words critics have used to describe Stop Time, the new album by singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Regen. Stop Time finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, with ten original tunes that brim with humor and heart. Songs like “I Will Wait,” “Morning Papers” and “Stop Time” prove Regen a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook. The Philadelphia Inquirer awarded the album Four Stars and wrote, “A pianist who started out in jazz, Jon Regen has gone on to establish himself as a master of smart, sturdily melodic pop with some rootsy shades – a cross between, say, Billy Joel and Randy Newman.”
A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen began his career as a sympathetic sideman to renowned jazz artists like Kyle Eastwood and Little Jimmy Scott. After releasing a series of critically acclaimed instrumental jazz recordings, Regen made an abrupt left turn in 2004 and released the singer/songwriter EP Almost Home. Recorded in a single day, the album won immediate acclaim and formally announced Regen’s arrival onto the worldwide concert stage. Regen followed the EP with his full-length 2008 release Let It Go, which featured Andy Summers of the Police and Martha Wainwright.
In 2011, Regen co-produced and released the album Revolution. Featuring contributions from Andy Summers, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), and Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), the album received rave reviews the world over. Bloomberg and Allmusic.com each awarded it Four Stars, and USA Today called the title track “bluesy and plucky.” The Philadelphia Inquirer pronounced Regen “a supremely accomplished pop artist,” and JazzTimes described his music “as potent as anything crafted by Sting.” Regen surprised listeners again in 2013 with the release of the instrumental album Change Your Mind, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“a confident, soulful singer…” – Wall Street Journal
“His sturdy songs, pleasing tenor and seven-foot grand are a captivating combination… these songs are made for the repeat button.” – Associated Press
“Regen’s music shoots from – and directly into – the heart.” – Downbeat