“A singer-songwriter and pianist in tune with the pulse of New Orleans, another expert mix of strutting party-starters and beseeching soul anthems, sung in an agreeably raspy voice,” says the NEW YORK TIMES.
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Funk, R&B, Soul Artist JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE GENTLEMEN return to Jimmy's. If you've seen Bonnie Raitt live, chances are you saw Jon Cleary at the piano because he was her piano player for over a decade. 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, and much more. "Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own, but Cleary's full combo R&B is as broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi river..." raves ROLLING STONE. "Jon Cleary is one of the most hellaciously talented purveyors of modern New Orleans inspired funk," says BONNIE RAITT (11x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner). Cleary has led his own group, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades now.