Jon Cleary

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Jon Cleary
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R&B, Funk and Soul

On 4/27/1994, Tony Brooke and Cory Smith recorded the 6th annual Piano Night at Tipitina's in New Orleans, presented by the Professor Longhair Foundation. This was released in 1995 as "Professor Longhair Foundation Presents Piano Night at Tipitina's 1994" on Overture Records. The artists on the album: Tom McDermott, David Thomas Roberts, Tom Roberts, Davell Crawford, Tom Worrell, Jon Cleary, Eddie Bo, David Torkanowsky, Furry Lewis, Tommy Ridgley, and Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes.

A track from this show by Jon Cleary, "Been and Gone" was also released on "Smokin: The Sounds of New Orleans II" in 1994.

The next night, on 4/28/1994, Tony Brooke recorded the 1994 Ivory Blues Revue (A Tribute to James Carroll Booker III), which took place at the club called The Eiffel Tower in New Orleans. Tony also supplied the feed to the live broadcast on WWOZ-FM. On the all-star bill that night was Contraband (featuring John Mooney, Jon Cleary, Johnny Vidacovich, and James Singleton), Eddie Bo, Jon Cleary, Frankie Ford, Davell Crawford, John Mooney, Ernie K-Doe, Leigh "Li'l Queenie" Harris, Barbara Shorts, Linda Young, Big Al Carson, Tom McDermott, and Jazz Resurrection with the Algiers Brass Band.

These shows were part of a series of New Orleans Jazz Festival live broadcasts and recordings for radio station WWOZ-FM.

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