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Singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Dowling has established himself in the music industry for the past ten years as an artist with emotive, visual and i... (more)

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Singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Dowling has established himself in the music industry for the past ten years as an artist with emotive, visual and inspirational lyrics paired with an undeniable talent to create unique and unconventional musical arrangements. Born into a musical family in the quaint suburb of West Springfield, Massachusetts, Jon’s father was one of the founding members of The Spidells – who opened for the famed Kingston Trio regularly in the 1960s. Throughout his childhood and adolescence, Jon’s father instilled a love for music into his son that he would carry with him all the way to college, where he was accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. While in school, Jon learned techniques that would become the platform of what his music is based on today. After much hard work, he received a dual major in performance and music business and was ready to set out and make his mark in the music industry. Jon has enjoyed a rich history of performing, recording and producing for well over twenty plus years to date. Over the years Jon dedicated himself to perfecting his craft – performing and collaborating with some of the industry’s most respected artists, such as Toto, Grammy-award winning Latin Jazz pianist Michel Camilo, bassist Rich Neville of Poco, Lanny Isis, Dave Hoffman, Harvey Swartz and The Syotos Band, to name a few. He recorded two albums that helped prepare him for his greatest work to date, his third solo album “Trials and Tribulations.” It was four years in the making, a period of time in which Jon had the opportunity to create and co-produce his songs with vaunted producers Jon Degrazio (Madonna, Jars of Clay, John Mayer, and Jennifer Lopez) and Drew Manzano (Lionel Richie, Brian McKnight, Rodney Jerkins, Tatiana Ali). Jon also worked with award-winning engineer/producer Christian Wicht (David Bowie, Backstreet Boys, Brian McKnight, Vanessa Williams) on the album, with a particular emphasis on the single “Here to Stay.” Jon’s music has received high praise from industry powerhouses, such as Michael Howe, VP of A&R for Warner Atlantic Records, saying, “Jon’s songs are carefully customized handcrafted pieces of music, designed to stand the test of time for years to come.” With experience, knowledge, and talent on his side, “Trials & Tribulations” has become Jon’s defining moment in his career to date. The album depicts the roller coaster of life that Jon has experienced over the past four years, documented through musical milestones that millions of people around the world can identify with- marriage, the death of loved ones, accomplishments, and defeats. Jon has taken extensive vocal coaching with the likes of Katie Agresta, who has lended her expertise to several prominent artists over the past forty years, such as Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews, Queen Latifah, Steven Tyler and many more.(http://www.katieagresta.com) Jon has also studied with Mark Schnaible, who is a highly accomplished classically trained singer in his own right. Amongst his credits includes being one of the premier basso profundo vocalists for the New York Metropolitain Opera, as well as touring internationally throughout the world, as well as being a faculty board member for Juillard as a full-time vocal coach. (www.markschnaible.com) Jon is currently studying with Joann Zajac, who is a widely accomplished opera singer herself, with a singing career spanning over forty plus years. Joann has trained the best in Broadway, including such notables at Christine Baranski, David Hasselhoff and many more. Jon’s ultimate goal with his music is to enrich his listener’s lives and to inspire people from around the world. He continuously strives to make better, refreshing music, moving forward as well as working to reestablish quality music on the airwaves and in the industry. Keep an eye out for the release of his third album in September 2008 “Trials & Tribulations,” and his single “Out of the Dark” is set to impact radio as well in the fall of 2008. Jon is also planning a release of his second single "Here to Stay" in 2009 on major billboard radio and will be playing out with his band in established clubs throughout the Los Angeles area.

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