Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12noon—2pm
Free admission, MetroTech Commons at MetroTech Center
(Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues, rain or shine)
Considered one of the true innovators of New Orleans-style piano blues, English singer and pianist Jon Cleary has been steeped in the musical culture of the city since he arrived at age 17. In addition to his sessions with the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Clearly has composed for or performed with luminaries including Taj Mahal, B.B. King, John Scofield, and recorded/toured with Bonnie Raitt and her band for over a decade. A favorite within New Orleans and on the blues circuit, their MetroTech performance will draw from funk, soul, and R&B, laying on heavy bayou funk to close out the festival.