Eddie Piccard started out on the jazz scene in Chicago, appearing opposite the likes of Ramsey Lewis and George Shearing at the London House. Later on, Eddie opened his own jazz club in Cedar Rapids, IA.
In the spirit of George Shearing and The Modern Jazz Quartet, Eddie Piccard and his group deliver the classic sounds of your favorite vocal and instrumental standards from the 1940s and more.
Jon started performing with Eddie Piccard in 2001, shortly after moving to Cedar Rapids from Pennsylvania. From day one, Jon’s and Eddie’s swinging styles locked together, and the rest is history. They have since enjoyed long-running gigs at the Top of the Five, Bistro on First, and many other restaurants and clubs in Eastern Iowa over the years, as well as concerts, telethons, CD recordings, TV commercials, weddings and even New Orleans-style memorial services.
Pop, Rock, Glam, Costumes, Choreography...
Alisabeth's show has it all...
Since 2017, Jon has been laying down the grooves for Alisabeth, and together they have toured throughout the United States in support of her album “Diamonds in the Blackout” - rocking clubs from New York City to Los Angeles - including the famed Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood, CA.
Specializing in (but not limited to) the Grateful Dead’s music from 1969 through the late 1970s, Winterland has lit a wildfire of excitement in its growing audiences of fans who flock, in droves, to every single one of their shows … and for good reason: Winterland pulls you back in time to a place where the Dead’s rhythm and blues, folk, and country roots were still deeply embedded in their music even as they explored the wild and experimental frontiers of psychedelic rock. More importantly, though, Winterland channels the music of the Grateful Dead with an uncanny authenticity, a sublime fidelity to the Dead’s musicianship, sound and emotional connection with the audience – that almost indefinable something that, according to audience feedback, Dead fans are currently hard pressed to find outside of Dead and Co.
Jon has been drumming with Winterland (sometimes in tandem with another drummer!) since 2015.