Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Ace's - Bradenton, FL

May 31, 2008

A Photo Journal by George Weiss

First Appeared in The Music Box, June 2008, Volume 15, #6

Sat June 7, 2008, 02:00 PM CDT


Jon Cleary may have been born in England, but on Saturday, May 31, he and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen proved not only that the spirit of New Orleans reaches far and wide, but also that it cannot be defeated or diminished. Performing on a cramped stage at the intimate Ace's in Bradenton, Florida, Cleary and his backing band settled into a solid set, lacing their R&B grooves with an abundance of jazz, blues, and Caribbean flavors.

Jon Cleary Plays Piano

Jon Cleary Performs at Ace's in Bradenton, Florida

Derwin Perkins at Ace's - May 2008Jon Cleary - May 2008

Guitarist Derwin PerkinssDrummer Eddie Christmas

Derwin Perkins Plays Guitar at Ace's - May 2008Pianist Jon Cleary at Ace's

Jon Cleary Sings at Ace's - May 31, 2008

Guitarist Derwin Perkins and Bass Player Cornell C. Williams


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