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Jon Cleary's new album, GoGo Juice, is out now. (Don't fret: He doesn't really know what gogo juice is, either.)
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August 16, 2015 The British expat has absorbed the funk and R&B of the Crescent City from a young age. His new album, GoGo Juice, revels in his adopted hometown and its people.
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Allen Toussaint keeps the New Orleans jazz-piano tradition alive in a concert from the Kennedy Center.
February 11, 2010 New Orleans is not only the cradle of jazz. It's also the birthplace of great jazz piano, dating back to the early 1900s, when Jelly Roll Morton tickled the ivories. Hear three pianists who are keeping upholding that great tradition — Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler and Jon Cleary — onstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with Keys to New Orleans.
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November 11, 2008 Nimble fingers glissando down the keys and launch into New Orleans-flavored funk. This pyrotechnic pianist sings, too, with just the right mix of mellow and sharp in his voice, reinventing King Floyd's 1971 soul classic "Groove Me." While the original bumped along at a mid-tempo pace, Jon Cleary sets it ablaze.
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