Jon Weber is counted among the most brilliant minds in jazz today. The New York based, Wisconsin/Chicago raised Weber is a truly virtuosic piano player who can be heard regularly in the most renowned clubs and rooms in Manhattan and at festivals around the world. His flawless technique and an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz history have made him an international ambassador for the music. He is an excellent interviewer and a proven guest host who has won much praise from the Piano Jazz listener audience. Weber is committed to the mission of the show: exploring the vibrant musical landscape of today by bringing the very best out of the amazing artists who visit the program.
Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by pianist Jon Weber, launches on January 3, 2012. This 13 week series highlights the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music heard on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for over 30 years. Each week host Jon Weber sits down with one of the leading young performers on the jazz scene today. Guests include pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and this year’s Thelonious Monk Competition winner, pianist Kris Bowers.