Welcome

I’d like to share my new EP release with you!

Segment — Volume One was recorded at WDR Studios in the Spring of 2020. The trio album features my closest musical associates, Billy Test and Hans Dekker. In a year full of ups and downs with many surprises, heartaches and joy, this album captures my current musical personality and state of mind—optimistic, determined, hopeful and swinging. Enjoy!

Please have a listen here on your favorite streaming service.

You can also visit Bandcamp to purchase directly from the artist, or visit highresaudio.com for audiophile sound, or iTunes for the Apple Digital Masters mix.

Segment — Volume Two is now out! Have a listen on your favorite streaming service.

You can also visit Bandcamp to purchase directly from the artist:

Segment — Volume Two

Visit highresaudio.com for audiophile sound, or iTunes for the Apple Digital Masters mix.


Thanks for listening. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, and let’s look forward to a beautifully swinging 2021!


John is accepting a limited number of students online via Skype, Zoom or Teams. Schedule your lesson here:

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New video courses!

Jazz Bass Vol.1: Building Up and

Jazz Bass Vol 2. — Stretching Out, are available now.

Join the fun—check out the courses—become a better bass player!


My solo version of the beautiful ballad, “Stardust” — with a big tip of my hat to Oscar Pettiford.


Here’s a recent video from the WDR Big Band — a bass feature entitled “Sergio”!


Peter Leitch is a brilliant jazz guitarist. Here’s a video from a concert we did way back in ’92.


Check out John’s recent article from BassMagazine.com — an étude based on the harmony of the standard “All the Things You Are.”