"Jerry Weldon is one of today's leading proponents of Soul Jazz who represents the 'bar-walkin', hard-blowing, tenor legends in our contemporary American Jazz scene." ~Gary Walker, WBGO Radio

Veteran tenor sax man Jerry Weldon joined the legendary Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1981 and has worked with dozens of jazz luminaries over the past three plus decades. In 1990, Jerry joined Harry Connick Jr.'s newly formed big band and Jerry was seen daily as part of the “house band” on HARRY, Connick’s daytime variety show which aired from 2016-2018. Jerry can also regularly be found gigging, both as a leader and a sideman, at clubs in the New York area...and beyond.  

"A thoughtful soloist whose subtle swing has plenty of fiber." 
~Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.

"...one of the strongest tenormen on the scene today."
~ MVD Entertainment Group

 "When it comes to tenor saxophone sounds, Jerry Weldon has one of the biggest, and warmest, around."
~ The Star Ledger

Upcoming Events

January 2023

January 2023

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Tenor Madness

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Fox & Crow, 594 Palisade, Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07307

Join the RJO All-Stars for a rousing evening of dueling tenor sax action with Bryan Beninghove and this month's guest player, sax king Jerry Weldon! They'll be accompanied by the fab RJO-All Stars Kyle Koehler (organ) and Winard Harper (drums). Two sets starting at 8 PM. Enjoy the intimacy of live jazz in a small club setting! $20

Joe Saylor & Friends

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Jazz Club @ Aman Hotel, 9 West 56th Street, New York, NY

RESERVATIONS Reservations are required. reservations@thejazzclub.com DRESS CODE Kindly note that smart dress is required. No athleisure wear, flip flops or shorts permitted.

PERFORMANCES Performance fee will be charged per guest during any performance, no matter duration of stay; amount pending on performer. No flash photography or video recording. Cell phones should be placed on silent mode.

Harry Connick, Jr. A Holiday Celebration

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Harry invites you to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close. One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Harry has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, as well as his own originals and fan favorites like “(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas.”

Jerry Weldon Quartet

Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. 2nd Fl., Ocean City, NJ

Tickets: $20 Gen admission, $15 Members (limited seating) Members: Ocean City Arts Center or South Jersey Jazz Society

Internationally renowned veteran sax man Jerry Weldon, has been a player on the jazz scene for more than 45 years. With eight CD’s as a leader and more sideman sides than even he can count…or remember, this native New Yorker’s performance/recording résumé reflects his venerable tenor tenure and reads like a virtual "Who's Who of Jazz." Jerry is a charter member and featured soloist with Harry Connick Jr.'s big band. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia with Harry and was also part of Connick's Broadway musical production, "Thou Shalt Not" and appeared on stage as well as in the orchestra.

Lou Donaldson's 96th Birthday Celebration

Dizzy's , 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

One of the most respected names in jazz since the 1950s, NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson has worked with such innovators as Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk. With a full, resonant sound and vocabulary that combines straight-ahead jazz, blues, bebop, and soul music, the alto saxophone master affectionately known as Sweet Poppa Lou coined his style “soul sax.”

From his front-row seat, Donaldson will share his high vibration with club goers as well as performers Akiko Tsuruga, Fukushi Tainaka, Champian Fulton, Charlie Sigler, Zaid Nasser, and surprise special guests. Join us in saluting a legend on his 96th birthday!