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Up Close & Personal with Bassist "John Dillard"

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Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal


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Profusely creative, highly energetic, sensitive and yet dynamic are a few words that describe the artistry of this extraordinary bassist.

Calvin Napper, drummer for MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, describes him as "…gifted and talented…". 2 time Grammy Award winning producer Cedric Thompson labels him as "…phenomenal…an asset…my GO TO guy…". Saxophonist Mike Phillips adds "…one of the funkiest bassists that I've played with

. As John's love and dedication has grown throughout the years, his musical world has been colored by bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Gerald Veasley, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Nathan East, Fred Hammond and Joel Smith, to name a few. Often asked who is his greatest influence, John’s response is always “Too many to name and enough to keep me humble and always practicing”.