John Campbell (jazz pianist)

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John Campbell (born July 7, 1955 in Bloomington, Illinois), an American jazz pianist.[1] He studied piano privately as a youth, then attended University High School (Normal) (class of 1973) and, briefly, Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois (where he was known nearly as well for his vibes work as for his piano playing) before moving to Chicago in the mid 70s, then to New York in the 80s.[2] John has worked with numerous jazz artists, including Terry Gibbs and Buddy DeFranco, Stan Getz, Eddie Harris, James Moody, Charles McPherson, and Clark Terry, and in the late 80s was pianist for Mel Tormé. John has recorded as a soloist on Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 29 (Concord Jazz, 1993) and in various trios, such as After Hours (Contemporary, 1988) with bassist Todd Coolman and drummer Gerry Gibbs, and Workin’ Out (Criss Cross Jazz, 2001) with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Drummond. John now lives in the Los Angeles area.



  1. ^ "John Campbell Freezes Audience With An Icy Turn" Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-2-2.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Biography: John Campbell". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2010.