Jon Cowherd Biography

JON COWHERD is perhaps most acclaimed for his work with the Brian Blade Fellowship, but his expressive innovative playing, musical compositions, and arrangements have been praised by many brilliant artists. Jon Cowherd is on the cutting edge of today’s rogressive music movement. His artistic vision and passion takes on many different roles including pianist, composer, rranager, and producer. Perhaps most highly acclaimed for his work with the Brian Blade Fellowship (BBF), Cowherd’s continuum of texture, rhythm, and pure emotion is astounding and limitless. Though today one of NYC’s music elite, Jon’s dedication and contribution to the world of music began at a very young age. Growing up in Kentucky as the son of musicians (and music educators), he began singing, playing the french horn, violin and the piano, honing what would become his own unmistakable style. Cowherd soon migrated to New Orleans, one of the world’s most vibrant music communities, where he attended Loyola University. Here he studied jazz piano and improvisation under the legendary Ellis Marsalis, John Mahoney and Steve Masakowski. It was in this inspired environment that Cowherd co-founded the Brian Blade Fellowship with fellow student, and now celebrated drummer, Brian Blade. Today, Jon has emerged with a collection of essential gems, each with many facets. His compositions and arrangements have been praised and recorded by many brilliant artists and can be heard on: “Brian Blade Fellowship” BBF (Blue Note-1998), “Perceptual” BBF (featuring Joni Mitchell) (Blue Note-2000), the widely anticipated, “Season of Changes” BBF (Universal- April, 2008), Lizz Wright’s “Salt” (Verve-2003), and many more. Cowherd’s Producer credits include the above mentioned as well as, “Just Show Up” The Local (2004), and Alyssa Graham’s upcoming release “Echo” (Sunnyside-2008). Cowherd has also recently served as Musical Director for American Idol superstar Katharine McPhee. Jon has been fortunate to have a crew of unusually talented musicians and collaborators along for much of his journey. To highlight a few: Brian Blade, Melvin Butler, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Easley, Jeff Parker, Christopher Thomas, Myon Walden, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Claudia Acuna, Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook, Lizz Wright, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bob Mintzer Big Band, Marcus Strickland, John Patitucci, and Jack Wilkins. Book Jon Cowherd for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Jon Cowherd Booking, Book Jon Cowherd. Book artists like Jon Cowherd, Jon Cowherd booking agent, contact Jon Cowherd email, Jon Cowherd manager, Jon Cowherd management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Jon Cowherd may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.