World-class musicians...a nice melodic bass solo...spot-on Dreyer...Dreyer’s solo bass work was especially noteworthy for its good intonation in the thumb position...There was an easy depth to the music, if such is possible, as if the musicians were digging in hard, but were confident they were in touch with each other and that the audience felt that as well. The circle was closed. That’s what communication is about.—Steve Provizer, The Arts Fuse, February 27, 2018
Propulsive and responsive rhythm section—Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe, November 17, 2017
Read about late-in-life career transitions, including mine, in the Boston Globe, December 26, 2017.
- Friday May 25 2018, 8:00 pm. James Merenda's TickleJuice. at Outpost 186, 186½ (around the back) Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA 02139.
- Memorial Day, Monday May 28 2018, 7:00 pm. The Harvey Diamond Trio with Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Austin McMahon, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73 bus, or park free in the lot behind the school. Tickets $20 at the door. (more...)
- Sunday June 10 2018, 4:00–7:00 pm. Jazz Jam with Jon Dreyer. James Merenda, piano and/or saxophone; Jon Dreyer, bass, Steve Langone, drums. Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1a North Road, Chelmsford MA. Come listen, play, sing, hang!
- August 5-August 11 2018, the Vermont Jazz Center Summer Workshop. There are concerts at the end of the week. At the Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd, Putney VT 05346. Check the weather.
Please get in touch if you are looking for a bassist, cellist, or jazz duo, trio or larger group. Think about having live music at your next house party.