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Jon Regen

“Revolution effortlessly straddles the lines of commercial viability, legit authenticity, and indie. In short, it’s the album that breaks and marks the beginning of Jon’s musical legacy. By the end of 2011, we will be claiming joint custody of the musician, if not declaring him one of our own outright.” La Examiner

“On Revolution, Regen builds on his strengths, recording 10 original songs that expertly straddle the fence between jazz and pop. “She’s Not You (But Tonight She’ll Have to Do),” is easily one of the catchiest pop songs I’ve heard in a while. Add in appearances by such music luminaries as Andy Summers and Benmont Tench, and you have a seriously solid release.” Charleston Post & Courier

‘**** FOUR STARS. It’s hard not to be drawn in by Regen’s emotional ballad “Better Days” and the bittersweet “Photographs of You.” Recommended.All Music Guide

‘Regen, a singer-songwriter in only the best possible way, is a soulful performer, fluid and engaging on vocals and piano…”Better Days” and “The Last Song” are the kinds of heart-rending piano-led ballads Chris Martin of Coldplay would cut off all ties to the Paltrow tribe to have written.’ Roll Magazine

New York City-based singer, songwriter and pianist JON REGEN has been making a mark on modern music for more than a decade. A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Regen began his career as a sympathetic sideman to renowned jazz artists like Jimmy Scott and Kyle Eastwood. Named Runner-Up in the 1996 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Regen would jump-out on his own with a series of critically acclaimed instrumental jazz recordings; From Left To Right(1996), Live at The Blue Note (2000), and Tel Aviv (2001).

In 2004, Regen made an abrupt left turn and released the self-produced, singer/songwriter EP Almost Home. Universally acclaimed throughout the US, Europe and Asia, the EP would formally announce Regen’s arrival on the world stage, and would kick start a concert career that thrives to this day. Regen followed the EP up with his full-length 2008 release Let It Go, which featured appearances by Andy Summers of The Police, Martha Wainwright, and other iconic guests. The album would receive worldwide praise from critics and listeners alike, and go on to sell over 5,000 copies without a label or distributor attached. Regen would tour for nearly 3 years in support of Let It Go, with a steady stream of sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic.

Regen’s new album Revolution features a cunning combination of star power both in-front of, and behind the microphone, with guest appearances by musical mavericks like Andy Summers (The Police), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), and others. Songs for the album were penned by Regen, as well as co-written with storied songsmiths like Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) and David McAlmont. The album was produced by Regen and keyboard ace Matt Rollings, and mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer) and John Porter (B.B. King, Ryan Adams).