Jon Brion

Born Dec 11, 1963

Jon Brion is an American rock and pop multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.

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1963 Birth Born on December 11, 1963.


1987 23 Years Old In 1987, Brion moved to Boston, where he played solo gigs, formed the short-lived band World's Fair and became a member of the last touring version of Aimee Mann's new wave band 'Til Tuesday.
1993 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He contributed guitar work to Jellyfish's 1993 album Spilt Milk, and in 1994, joined Dan McCarroll, Buddy Judge and ex-Jellyfish guitarist Jason Falkner in the short-lived pop band The Grays. … Read More


1996 32 Years Old Brion played numerous instruments on Sam Phillips' 1996 release Omnipop.
1997 33 Years Old Brion was signed to the Lava/Atlantic label in 1997, but was released from his contract after turning in his solo debut album Meaningless; the album was released independently in 2001. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old He has earned Best Score Soundtrack Album Grammy nominations for his work on 1999's Magnolia and 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old …  Brion also works as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Meaningless, in 2001. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old He dated comedic actress Mary Lynn Rajskub for five years until they broke up in the fall of 2002. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old Brion is featured as keyboardist and drummer on Marianne Faithfull's 2003 album, Kissin Time, and co-wrote a song, "City of Quartz", for her next work, 2005's Before the Poison.


2005 41 Years Old He has also produced albums by Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright, Eleni Mandell, Rhett Miller, Robyn Hitchcock, Brad Mehldau and Evan Dando, and co-produced Kanye West's Late Registration in 2005. … Read More
2006 42 Years Old Brion worked and performed on some of the tracks for Sean Lennon's 2006 album Friendly Fire. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old More recently, Brion has produced recordings by British pop performer Dido, Spoon, and Keane, as well as 2010's False Priest by Of Montreal.
2012 48 Years Old Brion also produced Best Coast's second album which was released in early 2012.


2016 52 Years Old In March 2016, Brion performed his score for Punch-Drunk Love with Wordless Music Orchestra in both Los Angeles and New York City, at the Ace Hotel and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, respectively. … Read More
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