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Jon Paris

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JON PARIS BIO

Although well known for his work on the road and in the studio with Texas guitar-slinger Johnny Winter (over 10 years), Jon Paris has toured with a number of other Rock and Blues greats. The impressive list includes the mighty Bo Diddley, Rock-a-Billies Robert Gordon and Link Wray, piano pioneer Johnnie Johnson, former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, and British ace Chris Spedding. Paris has backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore (Dolomite), Elvin Bishop, Phoebe Snow, Percy Sledge, and Big Jay McNeely just to name a few.

Paris's recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, and John Hiatt. He has jammed on stage with most of his heroes: B.B. King, Freddy King, Muddy Waters, Luther Allison, John Mayall, James Burton, Dr. John, the Yardbirds, Lonnie Mack, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Gregg Allman, Steve Miller, Edgar Winter...the list goes on; and for the past several years Paris has been a featured guest with the one-and-only Les Paul, the-living-legend-of-the-electric-guitar, at Les's regular Monday night shows in Manhattan. All the while Jon Paris has maintained his own New York City-based Rock'n'Blues band (for over 25 years). He performs regularly at the B.B. King Blues Club on 42nd Street in Times Square, and at clubs, casinos, and festivals on the East Coast (from Maine to Florida) as well as the Mid-West (Milwaukee's Summerfest, the Toledo Blues Fest...) and Canada (the famed Montreal Jazz Festival).

He's appeared in concert opening for George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Brian Setzer, Etta James, Albert King, Dick Dale, Cheap Trick, Little Feat, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Foreigner, the Guess Who...and he's headlined shows in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. As a songwriter, Jon Paris's compositions have been covered by the likes of Johnny Winter, and have appeared in major motion pictures (Naked Gun, My Boss's Daughter, Scary Movie 3).

His critically acclaimed debut CD "Rock the Universe" features eight of his powerful Blues and Rock anthems, and his latest CD "Blue Planet" includes another eight Blues-drenched, rocked-out originals...plus Paris's own unique versions of some great Blues classics. Check out www.jonparis.com for the complete story!






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