Tried and true, Rich Jenkins arrived on the New York jazz and cabaret scene delivering a style all his own. WIth a musical career spanning 20 years, Jenkins has covered numerous genres, which have shaped him into a consummate musician and a sophisticated entertainer. With an extensive repertoire ranging from Fats Waller’s swinging stride standards of the 20′s to George Benson’s contemporary classics, he covers the music America grew up with and loves. Opening for the likes of Chicago, Steely Dan, and Earth, Wind & Fire, Jenkins has also played blues at New York’s Manny’s and Terra Blue, as well as original pieces at the Hampton’s fabled Stephen’s Talkhouse and Philadelphia’s intimate Tin Angel. www.richjenkins.com
Jon Weber is a New York City jazz pianist and composer whose compositions and performances have met critical and popular acclaim in many countries around the world. He serves as host of Piano Jazz With Jon Weber on NPR. Jon has appeared on many broadcasts including NPR’s Piano Jazz with the pianist Marian McPartland, and Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael. In 2012 he began hosting an updated version of the popular Piano Jazz program, now called Piano Jazz with Jon Weber on NPR, replacing McPartland, who stepped down from her longtime hosting duties in the fall of 2011.