John Pazdan


John Pazdan Uses:

‘When I want to swim with the fishies, I flips on my EP-2, the only pedal that comes with an oxygen tank suitable for liquid exploration(s).’

Primarily performs live and records with electric bass, additionally plays tenor acoustic/electric bass, analog synthesizer, karimba, mbira huru, mandocello, keyboards, open tuned slide guitar, and melodica.

Writes, produces and performs in several Chicago based bands with international audiences. Also writes, plays, produces and delivers music for free source organizations and social agencies dedicated to Justice and Equality.

Founded, led and performed in numerous bands and worked in a variety of recording sessions. Started several bands performing original music that went on to contracts and records/cd’s with major record companies. Has played in North America and Europe at concerts ranging from festivals for 100,000+ people to various club and festival venues. Has worked at major recording studios: The Record Plant/LA, Universal and CRC/ Chicago, Sigma Sound/Philadelphia.

Future of Music Coalition
Musicians Who Support OWS.
Creative Commons contributor.

Selective listing of artists.

Chicago Blues

* Hubert Sumlin
* Dave Specter
* Vino Louden (Koko Taylor)
* Lefty Dizz
* Eddie C Campbell
* Valerie Wellington
* Joe Kelly
* Lynn Jordan
* House Bassist at The Kingston Mines/Chicago

Rock/Roots Rock

Founding member:

* Off Broadway (Atlantic)
* Pezband (Arista/Passport)
* The Insiders (Epic)


Founding member Big Guitars from Memphis, a band that opened for/toured with:

* Johnny Cash
* Buck Owens
* Dwight Yoakum
* The Desert Rose Band
* Roy Orbison
* Charlie McCoy
* Marty Stuart
* The Jordanaires

Bass/drum programming for Lisa Lauren with:
Fareed Haque and Dave Sanborn

Bass for Chuck Berry

Bass/Synthesizer: performing/recording with TS Henry Webb (ex The Flock)

Bass/Mandocello: performing/recording/production for Suzanne Palmer

Original talent booker: Lounge Ax/Chicago

Current Artist/Endorser:
Rick Turner/Renaissance Guitars
Seymour Duncan
Artists Relations Inc.

Previous Artist/Endorser:
Kramer Guitars (Danny Ferrington)

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