Welcome, Please login or register.
Drum Solo Artist Logo

John Bishop

John Bishop's drumming has been one of the primary voices in Northwest Jazz for over 20 years. He has been a regular feature atall of the leading music festivals, clubs and concert halls in the Northwest, complementing the playing of jazz greats Bobby McFerrin, Eddie Daniels, Bobby Hutcherson, George Cables, Carla Bley, Joanne Brackeen, Slide Hampton, Kenny Werner, Benny Golson, Steve Swallow, Kenny Rankin, Jack Sheldon, Red Holloway, Diane Schuur, Buddy DeFranco and countless others. He's toured the United States, Canada & Japan with Buddy Greco, The McGuire Sisters, and the Harry James Orchestra and appeared in concerts with Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Frankie Avalon, Bob Newhart, Rich Little & the Seattle Symphony.

Along with countless jingle, film-score, demo & multi media recording sessions, he's recorded on more than 50 albums and videos including sessions involving Rudy Van Gelder, Teo Macero, Ralph Towner, Bud Shank, Howard Roberts, Julian Priester & Ernie Watts. He has also appeared in a dozen educational videos for REH/Warner Bros. Video.
He currently performs, tours & records with the 18-year old jazz trio, New Stories, that he leads beside two equally prominent Northwest artists, pianist Marc Seales and bassist Doug Miller. They have 3 CDs of their own, 6 with the late be-bop saxophone great Don Lanphere, and a Grammy nominated effort for RCA with singer Mark Murphy. They've been a house trio for 17 years at Bud Shank's Pt. Townsend Jazz Festival, performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in Vladivostok, Russia, appeared in concert with Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola, Jane Monheit, Conte Condoli, Bobby Shew, Jon Faddis, & Larry Coryell among others, and regularly do concerts and clinics at colleges & clubs around the country by themselves or in appearances with Don Lanphere, Mark Murphy or Ernie Watts. Their music has been included on a compilation CD for Universal Music entitled: "Repertoire: A Starbuck's Collection of Unforgettable Piano Jazz," and is included as part of the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. Their latest recording will be released in 2004 and is a collection of Elmo Hope compositions, produced by Don Sickler and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.

As an educator, Bishop is active giving clinics in drums and jazz performance around the U.S. and Canada. His former private students include Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, clinician), Jim Black (Dave Douglas, Tim Berne), Dave Olsen (Robert Cray) and many other professionals working in New York, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles.

In 1997, John formed Origin Records, a jazz record label and OriginArts, a CD production/design house, to help further the exposure of creative Northwest artists and their music. Now in partnership with his ex-drum student, Matt Jorgensen, they have released over 85 CDs becoming a top national independent label. Through the concerts & events they've helped to create, Origin is one of the premier jazz organizations in the Northwest, "...never in the history of Seattle Jazz has there been a more robust record label," wrote Sounds of Seattle Magazine.

As a composer, Bishop's works are published by Don Sickler's Second Floor Music in New York.

Featured Member
Featured Member
Drum Solo Artist
Made by Drummers for Drummers [ Site Directory ] [ XML URL List ] --© 2007-- www.drumsoloartist.com