‘Hardest-Working Blues-Man’ Southern California-based blues-rock guitarist-vocalist Jon Geiger is doing his best to bring you the Blues (wherever you may be), with upcoming dates including A debut performance at THE New Blues Festival IX in Long Beach (September 3) and HIS return to popular longtime South Bay live music venue, The Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, on July 25 and September 25, where his band is also beginning a new Monthly Residency (full itinerary below).
In the words of Music Connection Magazine, Jon Geiger cuts a vein for his audience. A veteran of the Austin music scene, Geiger grew up in New York and became a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu just to make it home from school safely on the tough streets of Harlem. The deep soul of BB King’s “Live at the Regal” and the ferocious intensity of Eric Clapton’s guitar work were life-changing for Jon. Playing guitar became Jon’s reason for living.
The talent and passion of teenaged Jon were quickly recognized by jazz greats such as Emily Remler and Hiram Bullock, both whom took him on as a student. Remler even referred to Jon as her ‘protégé.’ His talent and hard work paid off with a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. “John Scofield and Mike Stern (both whom played with Miles Davis) were both as big a part of my path as Emily and Hiram. They would hand me off in some cases from one to the other when they toured,” recalls Geiger. “I studied at their knee in their homes and no one cheered louder when I got my scholarships,” Geiger says.
After completing his studies in Boston, Jon promptly moved to Austin and began working alongside Austin’s numerous great musicians while playing Antone’s and the Texas’ numerous blues haunts. Presently, Jon and band continue their ascent on the Los Angeles music scene, with his unique blend of captivating guitar work, soaring vocals and artful songwriting.
Geiger has opened for Robben Ford, John Mayall, Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall, and Joe Ely among other greats.
- July 15 (Fri) – Hermosa Beach CA@Hermosa Saloon
- July 22 (Fri) – Long Beach CA@Shenanigans
- July 23 (Sat) – Long Beach CA@The Bird Dive Bar
- July 24 (Sun) – Huntington Beach CA@Mothers Tavern
- July 25 (Mon) – Hermosa Beach CA@Lighthouse Cafe
- Aug 21 (Sun) – Long Beach CA@Shenanigans
- Sept 3 (Sat) – Long Beach CA@New Blues Festival IX
- Sept 4 (Sun) – Huntington Beach CA@Mothers Tavern
- Sept 18 (Sun) – Highland CA@Yaamava Resort & Casino
- Sept 25 (Sun) – Hermosa Beach CA@Lighthouse Cafe
Jon Geiger In The News….
(Photos by Krystal Kozak)
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