John Von Ohlen

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John Von Ohlen (born 13 May 1941 Indianapolis) is an American jazz drummer, bandleader, and recording artist, widely known as having been the drummer for Woody Herman in 1967 and 1969, then with Stan Kenton from 1970 to 1972.

Von Ohlen has led the Blue Wisp Big Band in Cincinnati from 1980 to the present,[1] and his own groups under his name ranging from quartets to big band. From 1967 to 1968, Von Ohlen toured with Billy Maxted’s Manhattan Jazz Band. In the 1980s and 1990s, Von Ohlen was a member of a big band led by the pianist Steve Allee.[2][3][4][5] [6][7]


  • Woody Herman – Concerto for Herd
  • Stan Kenton – Live at Redlands University
  • Stan Kenton – Today
  • Stan Kenton – Live at Brigham Young University
  • Stan Kenton – The Ballad style of Stan Kenton
  • John Von Ohlen – The Baron
  • Cal Collins – Crack´d Rib
  • Blue Wisp Big Band– The Blue Wisp Band of Cincinnati
  • Blue Wisp Big Band – Butterfly
  • Blue Wisp Big Band – The Smooth One
  • Blue Wisp Big Band – Live at Carmelo´s
  • Blue Wisp Big Band – Rollin´ With Von Ohlen
  • Blue Wisp Big Band– Tribute
  • Blue Wisp Big Band – 20th Anniversary
  • John Von Ohlen & Steve Allee big band – Live
  • Chuck Carter / Steve Allee big band – Downtown Blues


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  2. ^ Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler, The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies (1976) ISBN 0-8180-1215-3
  3. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Jazz, by Charles Eugene Claghorn (1911–2005), Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (1982)
  4. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Third edition, Eight volumes, edited by Colin Larkin, Muze, London (1998) ISBN 1-56159-237-4
  5. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, First edition, Two volumes, edited by Barry Kernfeld, Macmillan Press, London (1988)
  6. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Edited by Barry Kernfeld, St. Martin's Press, New York (1994)
  7. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Second edition, Three volumes, edited by Barry Kernfeld, Macmillan Publishers, London (2002)