John Campbell (jazz pianist)

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John Campbell (born July 7, 1955) is an American jazz pianist.

Campbell was born in Bloomington, Illinois. 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-1970s, then to New York in the 1980s.[1] Campbell 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 1980s was pianist for Mel Tormé.

Campbell 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. Campbell now[when?] lives in the Los Angeles area.


Year recorded Title Label Notes
1988? After Hours Contemporary
1990? Turning Point Contemporary
1993? Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol. 29 Concord Jazz Solo piano; in concert
2001 Workin' Out Criss Cross Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Billy Drummond (drums)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Biography: John Campbell". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2010.