I Heart Huckabees CD Release Concert
Sunday, Oct 17, 2 p.m. (6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323-245-6400)

Described as a savant, genius, enormous talent and a multi-talented musician, Jon Brion performs at the I Heart Huckabees CD Release Concert, Sunday, Oct 17, 2 p.m. at Amoeba Music (6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood). This event will mirror Jon Brion's popular Friday night Largo concerts, where he plays several instruments simultaneously on stage including piano, organ, guitar, harmonica and drums. His popular show consists of this multi-instrumental performance or his original songs, song improvisations (often mixes of songs shouted from the audience), and eclectic cover versions of various songs. Brion treats the crowd to his multi-instrumental performance, song improvisations (often mixes of songs shouted from the audience), and eclectic cover versions of songs by Cheap Trick, the Beatles, Nirvana and Neil Young. This special concert is free to the public.

The composer, entering his eighth year at Largo, scores and contributes original songs for the Fox Searchlight's comedy feature I Heart Huckabees, opened in Los Angeles and New York Oct.1 and will be in theaters nationwide on Oct. 22. The soundtrack becomes available Oct. 12 on Milan Records. To view the trailer featuring Brion's music, visit www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/i_heart_huckabees.

Brion recently composed the film score to Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), which recently received a Best Score nomination from the World Soundtrack Awards. Additionally, the singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer has also composed scores for the films Punch-Drunk Love (2001) and Magnolia (1999), the latter of which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Score album.

Jon Brion is in demand as both a studio musician and producer. He has produced and collaborated with artists including Macy Gray, Jude Cole, David Byrne, Susanna Hoffs, Sam Phillips and the Eels. Brion is credited for much of the sound of 'Til Tuesday vocalist Aimee Mann's critically acclaimed solo album, Bachelor No. 2, and also helped produce Fiona Apple's debut album Tidal. He recently completed several tracks for Apple's upcoming album.

In addition to his collaboration with top artists, Brion has also released his own work. Meaningless, released in 2001 on Brion's own record label, marked his solo debut. Brion also released an album called Ro Sham Bo in 1994 with his former band, the Grays, which included popular Jellyfish guitarist Jason Falkner. Brion is currently working on his second solo album.