Jon Regen was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. A protégé of world-renowned jazz pianist Kenny Barron, Regen made a name for himself anchoring the bands of jazz artists like Kyle Eastwood and Jimmy Scott, touring and recording extensively with them from 1998-2004. “My career actually developed overseas during that time,” Regen says of his jazz journeyman days, “with almost constant touring across the US, Europe and Asia. That’s when I started writing songs, and plotting a way to sing them for people!”
In 2004, Regen released Almost Home, a seven-song EP of all-original material that showcased his previously hidden talents as a singer and songwriter. Critics around the globe would praise the new music almost unanimously. Regen’s full-length 2008 follow-up Let It Go would also receive a constant stream of critical acclaim, and would go on to sell over 5,000 copies without a record label or distributor attached.
His 2011 release REVOLUTION features Andy Summers of The Police and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, plus new songs written with Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) and UK phenom David McAlmont.