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Meadowlark Music Festival presents Jon Weber in Omaha

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University of Nebraska - Omaha

Strauss PAC - Recital Hall

6305 University Dr N

Omaha, NE 68182

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Meadowlark Music Fesitval presents internationally renowned piano virtuoso Jon Weber in a fundraiser for Meadowlark's 2019 Season at the newly renovated University of Omaha's Strauss PAC Recital Hall. Based in New York and gifted with perfect-pitch and a photographic memory, Jon is a piano wunderkind capable of performing in any style. He has become one of the most in-demand music directors and pianists for jazz and cabaret singers nationally. Hand-picked by Marian McPartland, Jon Weber became the host of Host of National Public Radio's popular Piano Jazz program for 5 years. His one-man show entitled "From Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz" has delighted audiences around the world.

The New York Times remarked in review of Jon's exceptional talent, "“… a thrilling demonstration of one man’s passionate attachment to his chosen instrument.”

From the MinnPost:

Chicago Public Radio host Steve Edwards once asked Weber how many songs he knows. 40,000? “Nowhere near,” Weber demurred. “I made a list a long time ago … I think it was 20,168. But I didn’t say I knew 20,168 good tunes.”

When his grandmother gave the family her old player piano and piano rolls, Weber played along, following the moving keys with his fingers. By age 6 he had learned almost 2,000 standards.

By age 19, Weber’s jazz quintet, playing all original music, had opened for Pat Metheny, Buddy Rich, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Turrentine at various jazz festivals. He has since toured the world, performed to a sold-out Carnegie Hall four times, written arrangements for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, scored extensively for television, and penned 1,200 jingles, 20 of which aired during Super Bowls.

In February 2006, when Weber was performing in Florida, Dave Brubeck wandered in and left a signed note saying “There’s nobody in the world who plays like this guy.”

In sum: Weber is a former child prodigy mad genius jazz pianist, but affable, and very much a crowd-pleasing entertainer.

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