Jon Regen – piano, vocals
Conrad Korsch – bass
Abe Fogle – drums
Remarkable. Infectious. Soulful. Just some of the words critics have used to describe Stop Time, the new album by singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Regen out now on Motéma Music. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney), and featuring Davey Faragher and Pete Thomas from Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Stop Time finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, with ten original tunes that brim with humor and heart. Songs like “I Will Wait,” “Morning Papers” and “Stop Time” prove Regen a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook, recalling the work of forebears like Billy Joel and Randy Newman while simultaneously showcasing Regen’s singular take on modern love. In the words of fellow singer and pianist Jamie Cullum, “Jon Regen is a great musician…he’s got all those fantastic jazz chops down but he’s also a great songwriter and a singer in the style of people like Randy Newman, Bob Dorough and the jazzier side of Elvis Costello.” A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen began his career as a sympathetic sideman to jazz artists like Kyle Eastwood and Little Jimmy Scott. After releasing a series of instrumental jazz recordings, Regen made an abrupt left turn in 2004 and released the singer/songwriter EP Almost Home. Recorded in a single day, the album won immediate acclaim and formally announced Regen’s arrival onto the worldwide concert stage. Regen followed the EP with his full-length 2008 release Let It Go, which featured Andy Summers of the Police and Martha Wainwright. Regen returned in 2011 with his album Revolution, featuring contributions from Andy Summers, Benmont Tench from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty. The album received rave reviews the world over. USA Today called the title track “bluesy and plucky,” the Philadelphia Inquirer pronounced Regen “a supremely accomplished pop artist,” and JazzTimes described Regen’s music “as potent as anything crafted by Sting.” Regen also hit Number One on the Billboard Charts with his 2013 instrumental album Change Your Mind.
Regen is currently touring across the U.S. and Europe in support of his new release Stop Time. For more information visit www.jonregen.com