Jon Regen

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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.”