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From the album: At The Edge by Jon Crowley
About the album/track: Personnel: Jon Crowley- Trumpet, Jeremy Udden- Alto Sax, Julian Pollack- Rhodes, Julian Smith- Bass, and Ziv Ravitz- Drums.
Editor's comments: This is the first I've heard of Jon's music, and it's an introduction I'm thrilled to make. His sound on trumpet is ethereal, like a strong gust of wind that can be felt but not seen. Wonderful tune. Should appeal to fans of Brian Blade and Taylor Haskins. Jazz from NYC.
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From the album: Connections by Jon Crowley
About the album/track: Personnel: Jon Crowley- trumpet, John Beaty- Alto Sax, Yayoi Ikawa- Piano, Peter Schwebs- Bass, and Nick Anderson- Drums.
About Jon Crowley
Forward-thinking trumpeter and composer, Jon Crowley was born in Malvern PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, in 1982.
He began studying the trumpet at age six with Elin Frazier, a student of Carmine Caruso. While in high school he developed an interest in Jazz and began attending local jam sessions and sitting in with various musicians around Philadelphia.
Jon spent the next four years attending Muhlenberg College, studying Jazz with Charles Fambrough and John Swana. After Graduating with his B.A. in Music, Jon went straight to New York City, where he attended NYU, graduating in the Spring of '07; receiving his Masters in Jazz Performance and Composition. While at NYU, Jon studied with Laurie Frink, Kenny Werner, Ralph Alessi, George Garzone, Brian Lynch, Joe Lovano, Don Friedman and Dave Pietro.
Jon has played with Charles Fambrough, John Scofield, Lenny Pickett, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Lenny White, Wallace Roney, Eddie Gomez, Badal Roy, and Don Friedman, and has performed around New York City at venues such as The BlueNote, 55 Bar and Lincoln center.
Since graduating, he can be seen performing around New York City and the Northeast both as a sideman and with his own groups. Jon is currently working on his first CD, which will be released later this year.