John Webber (2)

American jazz bassist.

Bassist John Webber was born in 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri. By age ten, having moved to Wheaton, Illinois, he was already playing electric bass and by fifteen he had added contra bass to his musical skills. While in high school he was already playing gigs in Chicago.

John began college at Northern Illinois University, switching to Roosevelt University after a year. He soon began working with Van Freeman and made appearances at the Jazz Showcase with such jazz notables as Tommy Flanagan, Eddie Harris, James Moody and Ira Sullivan.

In 1987 John moved to NYC and began performing with Bill Hardman and Junior Cook; he played on Juniors last record date 'You Leave Me Breathless.' His career has included long-running collaborations with Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Eric Alexander and Jimmy Cobbs Mob as well as freelance work with Etta Jones, Horace Silver, Ryan Kisor, Lou Donaldson, Milt Jackson, Benny Greene, Barry Harris. Brad Mehidau and many, many others.
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