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Jon Sheckler

New Orleans based Drummer/Composer

New album "Cityscapes" now available on all digital platforms!

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Svenson Award Winner


I am please to announce that I have won the UNO 2022 Svenson Jazz Composition Contest for my tune "River Road!"  Thank you to the UNO faculty for this honor!

Louis Armstrong Scholarship


I am honred to be named the 2021 ASCAP Louis Armstrong Scholar for University of New Orleans!  I am humbled to be named such.  More information to come!

DownBeat Award!


I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Graduate Composition - Small Ensemble, "Medicine Leaves."  I wrote this for a duet with the wonderful Emily Miksell on trumpet and I could not be happier!  Thank you so much to DownBeat Magazine for this honor!

Crazy Child reviews are in!


Jordan Ziskin's Crazy Child have been reviewed to great acclaim!  Reviewers say "...packed into the record are a few surprises here and there that undeniably adds a distinct flavorful punch to the overall recording. This is an album worth diving into."  Dope Cause We Said says "tracks build, grow, and burst forth in tremendous blooms of color."  Y'all need to check this out!

Crazy Child is OUT!


After many moons of waiting, Jordan Ziskin's passion project, Crazy Child is released!  You can find it on BandCamp, Itunes, Amazon, and anywhere music is sold online!  First reviews call it "Captivating" and "easy to get lost in" (The Beach Sloth)!  Get to it people!

Jordan Ziskin debut album Crazy Child to be released 2/5/2021!


It gives me great joy to announce that Jordan Ziskin's debut record, Crazy Child, will be released February 5, 2021 in partnership with Linden St. Productions.  This was the first project I produced and I cannot be prouder of the work Jordan and I did.  It has been a long time coming but this outstanding record will finally be released!  More info to come!

Mon'quez Pippins Debut EP It's Fine By Me is out!


I am extremely proud to announce the release of Mon'quez Pippins' debut EP. It's Fine By Me, out today on all digital platforms.

This is the first project I produced to be released and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Click the link to buy the EP!

Mon'quez Pippins release his first singles!


Mon'quez Pippins is in the middle of releasing his debut EP, Fine By Me, which I played on and produced.  Right now, his first single "Backstabber" is out and his second single "Letter from 810 (Better Day)" is ramping up for release.  Check out this outstanding artist!

New Review


As the year comes to close, we have another stellar review for Cityscapes!

"...stunning piece of jazz!"

The momentum continues!

Another Review for cityscapes!


Michael Ferber has just reviewed Cityscapes for his blog!

"'Cityscapes' is an excellent album with a distinct sound."

The album is now available on all streaming and digital platforms!

New Review for cityscapes!


Divide and Conquer has reviewed Cityscapes! 

​"4.1 out of 5 - TOP ALBUM"

Thank you to Jamie Robash for his insightful review!

Second download of the day!


All About Jazz has selected “Right Side Up” as the download of the day! This is the second track from my upcoming album Cityscapes to be chosen!

Download of the Day


All About Jazz has chosen "Junction Junction", from my upcoming record Cityscapes, as the Download of the Day!  

Note:  AAJ mis-titled this as "Cityscapes and not "Junction Junction."

Another early review for cityscapes!


Bill Bucks at just reviewed Cityscapes!

" intriguing snap shot of what their live shows feature..."

Check out the whole review below!

First Reviews in for cityscapes!


First reviews have come in for Cityscapes, set for release this fall!  Thanks to Chris Baber and Jazz Views!

People You Should know


Starting with Jordan Ziskin, I will be starting a new interview series as part of the ramp up for Linden St. Productions.  Titled People You Should Know, it will feature people who are incredible artist who we are either working with or have worked with in the past.  Check out the first interview!



Starting July 1st, I will be playing with Steve Masakowski every Friday at the Hotel Monteleon from 5:30-8:30pm!  I am ecstatic to say the least.  Steve is among my favorite guitar players and I look forward to an ass kicking every week!

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