“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.”

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 (in person and online)

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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  • Friday, March 1 Jon Pemberton in St. Paul, MN at F-O-K studios
  • Thursday, March 14 Jon Pemberton in Minneapolis, MN at Umbra
  • Saturday, March 16 Jon Pemberton duo in West St Paul at Salem Lutheran Church
  • Thursday, April 4 Jon Pemberton in Minneapolis, MN at Umbra

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