Jon Cleary and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen blend New Orleans funk, R&B, blues, and jazz influences, infusing contemporary elements. Cleary, a multi-instrumentalist, moved to New Orleans in the 1980s, where he immersed himself in the local music scene. He absorbed the essence of New Orleans music, from its rhythms to its melodies, which fueled his passion for the art. The band's repertoire includes original compositions by Jon Cleary, along with unique interpretations of classic songs. Their albums and live shows highlight Cleary's piano skills, soulful voice, and the collective talents of the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Their music transports listeners to the heart of New Orleans, evoking images of street parades, jazz clubs, and the city's musical spirit.
Opening the evening will be the Soggy Po Boys. Exploring the vast musical traditions of New Orleans and expanding their repertoire to look beyond NOLA jazz, the band includes traditional Caribbean tunes, as well as Meters funk, soul, and brass band / street beat music. Join us on March 24th at Bombyx for a phenomenal evening of New Orleans jazz and funk!
New Orleans Traditional Dinner with Chefs Wesley and Levi from Wells Provisions to be offered after the show. Tickets to the family-style dinner are available on the ticketing page.