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Jon Cleary

Jon Cleary Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Category Funk, New Orleans Piano, New Orleans Funk And Groove
Concerts
Apr
13
Kulturhof Schloss Köniz
Köniz
Tickets
Apr
15
Pizza Express Live Holborn
London
Tickets
Apr
16
Pizza Express Live Holborn
London
Tickets
Apr
20
SoCal Jazz & Blues Festival 2024
Murrieta
Tickets
Apr
25
Chickie Wah Wah
New Orleans
Tickets
Apr
27
Jon Cleary's Third Annual Funky New Orleans R&B Revue
New Orleans
Tickets
Apr
29
WWOZ Piano Night
New Orleans
Tickets
May
01
NOLA Crawfish Festival
New Orleans
Tickets
May
02
Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans
Tickets
May
04
New Orleans Jazz Festival 2024
New Orleans
Tickets
May
04
Maple Leaf
New Orleans
Tickets
May
05
"Greats of the 88's" - A Night of Classic New Orleans Rhythm & Blues
New Orleans
Tickets
May
10
Tanks Arts Centre
Edge Hill
Tickets
May
11
Meeniyan Town Hall
Meeniyan
Tickets
May
12
Memo Music Hall
St Kilda
Tickets
May
14
Memo Music Hall
St Kilda
Tickets
May
16
Brunswick Ballroom
Brunswick
Tickets
May
17
Brunswick Ballroom
Brunswick
Tickets
May
18
Kings Beach Tavern
Kings Beach
Tickets
May
19
Blues on Broadbeach 2024
Broadbeach
Tickets
May
21
Lizotte's
Lambton
Tickets
May
22
Factory Theatre
Marrickville
Tickets
May
23
Brass Monkey
Cronulla
Tickets
May
25
The Ellington Jazz Club
Perth
Tickets
May
26
The Gov
Hindmarsh
Tickets
May
28
San Fran
Wellington
Tickets
May
29
The Tuning Fork
Auckland
Tickets
Jun
15
San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival
San Jose
Tickets
Jun
22
Belly Up Aspen
Aspen
Tickets
Jun
23
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Arvada
Tickets
Jun
29
Rochester International Jazz Festival 2024
Rochester
Tickets
Jul
25
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco
Tickets
Jul
26
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco
Tickets
Jul
27
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco
Tickets
Jul
28
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco
Tickets
Oct
20
NOLA Funk Fest 2024
New Orleans
Tickets
About Jon Cleary
Jon Cleary’s love and affinity for New Orleans music goes back to the rural British village of Cranbrook, Kent, where he was raised in a musical family. Cleary’s maternal grandparents performed in London in the 1940s, under the respective stage names Sweet Dolly Daydream and Frank Neville, The Little Fellow With The Educated Feet – she as a singer, and he as a crooner and tap dancer. As a teen Cleary grew increasingly interested in funk-infused music and discovered that three such songs that he particularly admired – LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Robert Palmer’s version of “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley,” and Frankie Miller’s rendition of “Brickyard Blues” – were attributed to Allen Toussaint as either the songwriter, the producer, or both. Cleary’s knowledge of Toussaint’s work expanded significantly when his uncle returned home to the U.K., after a two-year sojourn in New Orleans, with a copy of a Toussaint LP and two suitcases full of New Orleans R&B 45s. In 1981 Cleary flew to New Orleans for an initial pilgrimage and took a cab straight from the airport to the Maple Leaf Bar, a storied venue which then featured such great blues-rooted eclectic pianists as Roosevelt Sykes and James Booker. Cleary first worked at the Maple Leaf as a painter, but soon graduated to playing piano there – even though his first instrument was the guitar, which he still plays and has recently reintroduced into his live performances. As word of Cleary’s burgeoning talent began to spread around town, he was hired by such New Orleans R&B legends as Snooks Eaglin, Earl “Trick Bag” King, Johnny Adams, and Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, while also gaining the respect of the great Crescent City pianists Dr. John and the late Allen Toussaint. Years later, in 2012, Cleary recorded a critically acclaimed album of all-Toussaint songs entitled Occapella. Today, Cleary’s work pays obvious homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – while also using it as a launching pad for a style that incorporates such other diverse influences as ’70s soul and R&B, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban rhythms, and much more. Deciding to stay in New Orleans, Cleary recorded his first album of nine, to date, in 1989. His ever-elevating profile led to global touring work in the bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt. Cleary has led his own group, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades now, but he still collaborates frequently with these old friends. At the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, for instance, Cleary performed alongside Raitt in a heartfelt tribute to Fats Domino.
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Genres
Funk, New Orleans Piano, New Orleans Funk And Groove
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What fans are saying
Jorn
5 / 5
What a great way to spend an hour
Live Stream New Orleans, LA
May 20, 2020
Ron
5 / 5
Great Show can't wait to see him again
Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester Rochester, NY
Jun 02, 2022
Steve
4 / 5
cleary great as usual band fantastic
Long's Park Amphitheater Lancaster, PA
Jun 07, 2022
Terry
5 / 5
Classic, intimate venue with a phenomenal band.
The Bitter End New York City, NY
Mar 24, 2024
John
5 / 5
Always impressive. This was an outstanding night.
New Orleans Jazz Museum New Orleans, LA
Dec 19, 2021
Masahiro
5 / 5
Great performance 21 tunes for 2sets!
Chickie Wah Wah - Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen New Orleans, LA
Apr 29, 2019
Chris
5 / 5
Stunning. What a band too!
The Jazz Cafe Greater London, United Kingdom
Dec 03, 2018
Laura
4 / 5
Loved it , as always
The Factory Theatre Marrickville, Australia
Oct 17, 2019
Melissa
5 / 5
Awesome!! Super talented!
Algiers Fest New Orleans, LA
Oct 08, 2018
Dubya
5 / 5
Everything was awesome!
Maple Leaf Bar New Orleans, LA
Oct 07, 2018
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Jon Cleary Tour Cities
Meeniyan, Australia Hindmarsh, Australia Broadbeach, Australia Edge Hill, Australia San Francisco, CA Aspen, CO Saint Kilda, Australia Cronulla, Australia Murrieta, CA New Orleans, LA Perth, Australia Marrickville, Australia London, United Kingdom Brunswick, Australia Wellington, New Zealand Rochester, NY San Jose, CA Köniz, Switzerland Auckland, New Zealand Arvada, CO Kings Beach, Australia Lambton, Australia

Frequently Asked Questions About Jon Cleary

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Jon Cleary on tour?

Yes, Jon Cleary is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Jon Cleary concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Jon Cleary tour is scheduled for 36 dates across 22 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Jon Cleary scheduled to play?

Jon Cleary is scheduled to play 36 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Jon Cleary tour start?

Jon Cleary’s tour starts Apr 13, 2024 and ends on Oct 20, 2024. They will play 22 cities; their most recent concert was held in Köniz at Kulturhof Schloss Köniz and their next upcoming concert will be in Hindmarsh at The Gov.

What venues is Jon Cleary performing at?

As part of the Jon Cleary tour, Jon Cleary is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 13 - Köniz, BE @ Kulturhof Schloss Köniz
Apr 15 - London, England @ Pizza Express Live Holborn
Apr 16 - London, England @ Pizza Express Live Holborn
Apr 20 - Murrieta, CA @ Murrieta Town Square Amphitheater
Apr 25 - New Orleans, LA @ Chickie Wah Wah
Apr 27 - New Orleans, LA @ The Broadside
Apr 29 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
May 01 - New Orleans, LA @ The Broadside
May 02 - New Orleans, LA @ Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans
May 04 - New Orleans, LA @ Fair Grounds Race Course
May 04 - New Orleans, LA @ Maple Leaf
May 05 - New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
May 10 - Edge Hill, QLD @ Tanks Arts Centre
May 11 - Meeniyan, VIC @ Meeniyan Town Hall
May 12 - St Kilda, VIC @ Memo Music Hall
May 14 - St Kilda, VIC @ Memo Music Hall
May 16 - Brunswick, Australia @ Brunswick Ballroom
May 17 - Brunswick, Australia @ Brunswick Ballroom
May 18 - Kings Beach, QLD @ Kings Beach Tavern
May 19 - Broadbeach, QLD @ Blues on Broadbeach
May 21 - Lambton, NSW @ Lizotte's
May 22 - Marrickville, Nsw @ Factory Theatre
May 23 - Cronulla, NSW @ Brass Monkey
May 25 - Perth, WA @ The Ellington Jazz Club
May 26 - Hindmarsh, SA @ The Gov
May 28 - Wellington, NZ @ San Fran
May 29 - Auckland, Auckland @ The Tuning Fork
Jun 15 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival
Jun 22 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
Jun 23 - Arvada, CO @ Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Jun 29 - Rochester, NY @ Parcel 5
Jul 25 - San Francisco, CA @ SFJAZZ Center
Jul 26 - San Francisco, CA @ SFJAZZ Center
Jul 27 - San Francisco, CA @ SFJAZZ Center
Jul 28 - San Francisco, CA @ SFJAZZ Center
Oct 20 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Museum
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