World-class musicians...Time from the rhythm section was dead on...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.
- Sunday January 19 2020, 7:00 pm. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jerry Bergonzi, saxophone; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Bertram Lehmann, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Tickets $20 at the door.
- Friday January 24 2020, 8:00 pm. James Merenda's TickleJuice. at Outpost 186, 186½ (around the back) Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA 02139.
- Tuesday February 4 2020, 8:00 pm. Jazz Jam with James Merenda's TickleJuice. At Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham MA 01702
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.