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Live Music at Umbra: Jon Pemberton

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Over the years, Jon has been featured as sideman on many recordings, including George Avaloz “The Highest Mountain,” John Devine “A Little ‘o That,” Mike Olson “Incidental,” SkaTet “Skarmegeddon” and “American Ska-thic,” Recessive Traits “Sex Cells,” Paul Renz “Everlasting,” Natalie Lovejoy “Wish I Could Fall,” and John David “Letters from America.”

Jon released his debut piano CD in 2010. Entitled “On the Edge,” it’s a swingin’ piano trio featuring eight original compositions, two Bobby Peterson tunes and a Thelonious Monk classic. Jon receives excellent support from first-call Twin Cities sidemen, Gary Raynor (bass) and Jay Epstein (drums).

Jon released his debut trumpet CD in 2016, “Now Hear This!”, a swingin’ quartet date, recorded live at the Artist’s Quarter in 2008. The band, in fine form throughout, features tenor saxophonist Jim Marentic, bassist Tom Lewis, and drummer Kenny Horst. The hard bop/free bop session includes two Pemberton originals, two seldom heard standards, and tunes by Ornette, Monk and Mingus.


Umbra hosts complimentary live music every single Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Learn more by visiting our website.


May 2
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Umbra Minneapolis
708 Third Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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