“Equally comfortable in straight ahead and more avant garde formats...”
“Pianist, trumpeter, composer, the man from St. Paul is officially a triple threat.”
“The repertoire is deep and diverse, the playing freewheeling and fresh, the solos stirring.”
“...melodic themes weave tightly in a vein that recalls Abdullah Ibrahim.”
“...Pemberton clearly inspired by the likes of Tommy Flanagan and Kenny Barron.”
“One of the most versatile musicians in the Twin Cities...”
“The lone cover is a gem, Jon's solo run at "Monk's Mood" with a virtuosic arrangement and delicate blues and even Tatumesque touches.”
“(Pemberton’s composition) ‘Darkness’ is profound sound.”

New CD: Now Hear This!

Burnin’ hard bop/ free bop jazz trumpet quartet, recorded live with a swingin’ band of first call Twin Cities musicians.
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Private Lessons

Lessons offered on Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium (Baritone), Tuba
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On the Edge

Jon Pemberton's post-bop piano trio, with Gary Raynor (bass) and Jay Epstein (drums).
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Interviews

Phil Nusbaum interviews Jon Pemberton on KBEM Radio:

Larry Englund interviews Jon Pemberton on Fresh Air Radio, Minneapolis.

Performances

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Sound Samples