Dakota Jazz Club is pleased to play host to singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jon Regen this Sunday. 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. His 2015 release, Stop Time, continued to affirm that Regen is a more-than-capable frontman. Paste Magazine gave the album a glowing 8.0 rating, commenting that “Stop Time brims with rich and occasionally downright surprising rewards for the attentive listener.”
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, out April 28, 2015 on Motéma Music. The Wall Street Journal called Regen “a confident, soulful singer,” while the Associate Press asserts that “these songs are made for the repeat button.”
Come see for yourself why Jon Regen has been a critical favorite! Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s show, selling at $15. For more information, see our ticket page.
“For me, the new album is all about hope and home,” Regen says. “From the optimism of “I Will Wait,” to the reassuring refrain of “Run to Me,” to the realization in “Morning Papers” that what you already have is better than what you once pined for. In many ways, the album is a sort of love letter to my wife, who helped me realize that there is life beyond the breakup song!” (Regen’s May 2014 wedding was profiled in the Vows section of the New York Times). “It’s a heartfelt album, but it’s also a humorous one because living in New York City is always an adventure! I decided to call the album Stop Time, because it’s the song that started this whole wild ride in the first place. And maybe if we all could stop time once in a while, we would realize how much there already is to celebrate.”