Birth Place: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA
After a stretch making his name in the power pop underground, Jon Brion graduated to success as a producer and film composer, working with artists ranging from Kanye West to Paul Thomas Anderson. That variety was also exhibited by his legendarily eclectic one-man shows at the Los Angeles club Largo, which became a popular enough draw to have been affectionately satirized by Fred Armisen in a "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) sketch.
Jon Brion got his professional start in music in New Haven, CT in his late teens when he formed a power pop trio called The Bats (no relation to the New Zealand band of the same name). The Bats' sole album, How Pop Can You Get? (1982), garnered ... Continue Bio >>
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