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Jon Weiss

I have been performing professionally as a pianist, keyboardist, acompanist, and pianist/vocalist in the New York area and overseas since 1979. I play all styles of jazz and have worked with several famous jazz musicians including Dexter Gordon, Flip Phillips, Eddie Henderson, Percy France, Tisziji Munoz, and Houston Person. I am well known as an accompanist for singers. In the past I have performed with such notable jazz vocalists as Carmen Lundy, Gale Winters, Vanessa Rubin, Arthur Prysock, and Rochelle Thompson. I have also backed many famous pop acts in concerts and in clubs. Some of the acts I have worked with include the Four Tops, the Drifters, The Platters, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Tiny Tim. In addition to jazz, I also play and sing Latin music (salsa and merengue and other styles), pop music, R&B, and commerical dance music

Migrating Song Birds

Label: Tik
Released: 2001
Track listing: Dindi**; The Night Has a Thousand Eyes; All of Me; Crazy He Calls Me**; Fungi Mama; Angel Eyes*; No Name Blues**; The Sweetest Sounds; Ridin' High*

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Jon Weiss Trio Featuring Rochelle Thompson: Migrating Song Birds

Read "Migrating Song Birds" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Two performers who have paid their dues, probably more than once, share the bill on an album of mostly familiar material. Jon Weiss leads his trio on piano and sings on some tracks while jazz singer Rochelle Thompson picks up the rest of the program with Weiss accompanying her. Thompson, who gigs at Harlem jazz spots ...


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