Jon Randel

Jon Randel is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Born in the former factory town of Troy NY, Jon first sang for an audience when his mother, jazz singer Diane Corby, stood him on a chair on stage at the age of four so he could reach the mic. He started playing guitar at 13 and added keyboards soon after.  

Currently a resident of Vermont, Jon lived in New York City for many years, where recordings of his music were produced by renowned studio musician/jazz guitarist David Spinozza  and Andy Chernak, who was musical director for Garland Jeffreys. 

Jon has sung, played, and written progressive rock, folk, power pop, fusion, blues, jazz, theater, and choral music. One of his choral compositions premiered in Rome, Italy in 2001. He studied voice in New York with opera singer Katherine Lakoski  and the late Broadway vocalist Terri Di Leva.


Released in October 2023, Filters Force the Light spans genres of rock, progressive rock, folk, and electronica. Guitarist Joe Musolino appears on four tracks and Dave Clark (bass/harmony) and Brian Kolins (drums) on one, and Randel contributed the remaining vocals, instruments, arrangements, and production. The album can be heard on all major streaming platforms or purchased from 


Jon Randel used to lead a band called Monolith, featuring none other than Joe Musolino, who is a brilliant guitar player. Randel was amazing. Now, years later, he puts out this great new CD, and it’s amazing. This guy’s the real deal; always has been the real deal. ‘Sound Wave Rider’ is as good a prog thing as I’ve heard anybody do in a long, long time, and his version of the Tom Rapp song is astounding.” - Jim Barrett

Kaleidoscope on RadioradioX

I encourage everyone to listen in headphones. There's so much to experience, and it's all so gorgeously made. The lyrics are among the best I've heard: witty, fresh, but also moving. And the vocals are astounding, sublime. The voice is truly an instrument here, and the compositions are never formulaic. Some songs are richly layered, with so much to hear, and the stylistic variety from piece to piece kept surprising me. It's innovative -- the harmonies, the gorgeous guitar, the cello, the percussive counterpoint. What a work. To summarize -- it's brilliant. I haven't been this entranced and impressed by music in a long time.”

Award-winning poet Alice Fulton