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DiedJuly 19, 2010, New South Wales, Australia

Jon Cleary is an Australian singer-songwriter and pianist, who has been performing since the 1970s. He has released nineteen studio albums, and his work has been recognised with numerous awards.

Cleary was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1947. His parents were both musicians, and he began playing piano at a young age. He was educated at the University of New South Wales, where he studied classical music.

Cleary’s career began in the 1970s, when he started performing in clubs and bars around Sydney. He released his debut album, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monkeys, in 1977. The album was a critical and commercial success, and Cleary began touring internationally.

He has released nineteen studio albums over the course of his career, including such acclaimed works as Moonburn (1988), What’s Going On (1991), and Occapella (1995). Cleary has won five ARIA Music Awards, and he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009.

Cleary has also been active as a producer and session musician, working with such artists as Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt, and Eric Clapton. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is a member of the band The Absolute Zeros.

Cleary’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has been married twice, first to Australian singer-songwriter Jenny Morris and then to American singer-songwriter Koko Taylor. He has three children from his first marriage.

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Full NameJon Cleary
DiedJuly 19, 2010, New South Wales, Australia
ProfessionPianist, Songwriter, When You Get Back, Occapella, Getcha GoGo Juice, New Orleans, LA, United States


AwardsGrammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album
MoviesHigh Road to China, Scobie Malone, Sidecar Racers, You Can't See 'round Corners, Nobody Runs Forever, The Green Helmet, The Sundowners, The Siege of Pinchgut, Dust in the Sun

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Grudge Match2013performer: "Walk At Night" / writer: "Walk At Night"
A Little Bit of Heaven2011performer: "Funky Munky Binzis" / writer: "Funky Munky Binzis"
TremeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
My Mom's New Boyfriend2008performer: "Go Ahead Baby" / writer: "Go Ahead Baby"
Make It Funky!2005Documentary performer: "Tipitina"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode


NCIS: New Orleans2016TV SeriesJon Cleary


Professor Longhair: The Shuffling HungarianDocumentary post-productionHimself
Treme2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Perspectives2013TV Series documentary
Treme Musical Performances2010Video shortHimself
RocKwiz2008TV SeriesHimself
New Orleans Music in Exile2006DocumentaryHimself
Make It Funky!2005DocumentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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