monday, august 10, 2015 6:00pm
6-8pm: Jon Sheckler Trio - Jazz
At a young age, New York based musician Jon Sheckler is proving to be a well versed musician and an up and coming band leader. All About Jazz calls him and his trio "ones to watch" and that Jon's music is full of "mischievous Dudley Moore-like playing." As a drummer, Jon has played with some of today's leading musicians and entertainers including trumpeter Clay Jenkins (Clayton Hamilton JO), award winning vocalist Catherine Jensen-Hole, guitarist Al Rowe (Willie Dixon, Edwin Starr), international recording artist Darrius Willrich and Seattle jazz luminaries Chad McCullough, Reuel Lubag, Mark Taylor, The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, Todd Delgudice, and studio percussionist Micheal Spiro. Jon also performed on Carnival Cruise Lines until 2014.
In 2010, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival recognized Jon as an outstanding musician and his composition "Water Marks" won 2009 UNC Jazz Composers Contest. As an educator, Jon has been a faculty member at Day Jams Rock Camps, Musical Minds Keyboard Club and was an adviser to the Bellevue High School music program. He has studied with John Riley, Jim White, Gray Barrier and Steve Korn.