Jon Regen

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Awarding Regen's solo run at Crazy Coqs THREE STARS, Clive Davis of The Times wrote "Most of his set was devoted to crisp melodic hooks and domestic vignettes that were more reminiscent of Billy Joel than anyone from the jazzier side of the tracks… In his Piccadilly residency he keeps himself company, generating a funky but sophisticated backdrop. His musical pedigree came to the fore on the album’s shuffling title song, written, he told us, after he jammed with the actor Jeremy Irons at a party. On a cold, bleak night Regen’s sultry vamps gave us the warmth and vitality of Mardi Gras.”

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Stephen Graham of Marlbank writes, "Opening with ‘Stop Time’ on the final night of his Piccadilly club residency Jon Regen managed to “crack this code like a scientist,” to draw on the lyrics from the title track of his latest album. A persuasive Billy Joel and Randy Newman-inspired singer, as a jazz pianist he made his name accompanying Jimmy Scott... In a switch of emphasis later in the second set there was more of a Doc Pomus and Elton John-inspired direction, a version of Rodgers and Hart standard ‘My Funny Valentine’ sung meltingly by another guest, Judith Owen, altering the mood – Regen returning tantalisingly to his jazz roots.”

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Thanks to Kristi York Wooten and the Huffington Post for calling my new album STOP TIME one of the BEST ALBUMS OF 2015, along with the Alabama Shakes, Adele, Leon Bridges, Duran Duran, Ryan Adams, Glen Hansard, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. A big thrill indeed!

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