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Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features GRAMMY® Award-Winning Funk, R&B, Soul Artist JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN on Friday June 3 at 7 & 9:30 P.M. Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen join Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 Schedule of Shows which includes 7 NEA Jazz Masters, 33 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 32 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 450+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Tickets for Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, as well as the current list of 2022 shows, can be found on Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.
 

 

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (PRWEB) MAY 19, 2022

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features GRAMMY® Award-Winning Funk, R&B, Soul Artist JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN on Friday June 3 at 7 & 9:30 P.M. The accomplished multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter Jon Cleary has released nine albums to date, including ‘GoGo Juice’ in 2018 which won the GRAMMY® Award for “Best Regional Roots Music Album.”

  • “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, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary’s vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-meters roll of his Gentlemen,” raves ROLLING STONE.
  • “Jon Cleary’s albums are chock full of indisputable funk steeped in New Orleans tradition, fine musicianship and stylized songwriting but the real mojo is in seeing him and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen live… if there’s a Venn diagram with circles for funk, soul, blues, gospel, jazz and well, just about anything with the power to get you out of your chair or move your soul, the zone of their is where Cleary resides,” states ALL ABOUT JAZZ.

Cleary’s ever-elevating profile has resulted in global touring work in the iconic bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt (with whom he accompanied on keyboard for over a decade).

Cleary has led his own group, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades now. Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen pay 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 incorporating other diverse influences such as ’70s soul and R&B, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban rhythms, and much more. Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen consist of Jon Cleary (Keyboard/Vocals), Derwin “Big D” Perkins (Guitar), Cornell C. Williams (Bass/Backup Vocals), and A.J. Hall (Drums).

“We are thrilled to have GRAMMY® Award-Winning Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen come to Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club,” says Suzanne Bresette, Managing Director of Programming at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club. “We are looking forward to an exciting night of New Orleans inspired funky soul music from this exceptional band!”

Tickets for GRAMMY® Award-Winning JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN on Friday June 3 at 7 & 9:30 P.M are available on the Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Jon Cleary Event Page.

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 Schedule of Shows currently includes 7 NEA Jazz Masters, 33 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 32 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 450+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Visit Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar for Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 Schedule of Shows. Subscribe to Jimmy’s Email Newsletter to stay informed on new jazz and blues artist announcements, tickets, special offers, Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch, and much more.

ABOUT JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB
The mission of Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is to provide guests a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional southern-inspired cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club features a spectacular and visually breathtaking environment engineered to deliver the highest quality acoustics while utilizing state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is located within a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information visit https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/ or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues.

PRIVATE EVENTS AT JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB
An architecturally breathtaking center of arts and culture in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a one-of-a-kind venue to host important corporate functions, weddings, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties, and memorable celebrations. The team at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club has put their heart and soul into creating a spectacular full-service event space with new state-of-the-art production, sound & lighting technologies delivered with outstanding next-level culinary experiences. Our high-touch approach with professional and experienced event staff ensures that everything is tailored to exceed your expectations. To start a conversation about hosting your event at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please call us at 888-603-5299, email us at events@jimmysoncongress.com, or fill out the Jimmy’s Private Event Contact Form.