Jon Bream

Reporter | Pop Music
Phone: 612-673-1719
Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, Jon Bream has attended more than 6,000 concerts and interviewed the King of Pop, the Queen of Soul and Prince as well as Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5. He has performed with Alice Cooper, jogged with Willie Nelson and has Taylor Swift on his speed dial. He has written books on Prince, Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond. But Jon has yet to satisfy a request of many Star Tribune readers: that he take a music-appreciation class.

Recent content from Jon Bream

Jimmy Buffett thrills Minnesota fans

REVIEW: Parrotheads flocked to his first concert here since 2004, a 130-minute, sold-out Xcel Energy Center show.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 10:42 AM

Mutifaceted Joe Henry squeezes in a Minneapolis gig

A new book on Richard Pryor confirms Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry is one of the hippest figures in music.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 09:51 AM

John Mayer's Target Center concert is a wonderland

REVIEW: John Mayer offered diverse flavors of his guitar prowess and plenty of his sensitive side.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 11:00 AM

Review: Rocket Man soars on autopilot

Elton John may be the most codependent star in the history of rock ’n’ roll.Cher survived famously without Sonny. Diana...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 08:36 AM

Renovated Northrop hopes to be hub for culture, student activity

The 2,700-seat, three-balcony main hall — down from the cavernous capacity of 4,800 — will reopen April 4-6 with the American Ballet Theatre performing “Giselle”.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 08:55 PM

John Legend fails to follow own advice - take it slow

REVIEW: The nine-time Grammy winner wasn’t always at the top of his game, sounding too low or rushing.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 01:02 AM

Springsteen saxophonist Jake Clemons brings his own band to the Cedar on Friday

Springsteen saxophonist Jake Clemons brings his own band to the Cedar on Friday.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 01:52 PM

Kimberly Perry shows all the right moves at Treasure Island Casino

REVIEW: Perry owned the sold-out Treasure Island Casino in Red Wing, singing with whiskey-voiced passion and thrilling 3,000 fans.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 08:35 PM

Amos Lee, the no-hit wonder

Even without a signature song, Philly singer/songwriter Amos Lee has built a rich career.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 05:39 PM

Ghost writers: Mellencamp and King scare up a musical

Rocker John Mellencamp and novelist Stephen King collaborate on a mysterious musical coming to Minneapolis.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 02:45 PM

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