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Blues: Chicago Style Urban/R&B: Soul Moods: Type: Vocal

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John Arthur Bigham

John Arthur Bigham aka (j.b.) aka the soul of john black bio

Growing up in Chicago and Atlanta
John Arthur inherited a deep knowledge of Blues,Soul and Rock music.
Landing in Los Angeles in the late 80’s,he got his first tour with El Debarge.
Also getting to play with the great vocalist Mary Clayton (20 ft from stardom)
John did a club stint with local legend Barbara Mason.
An introduction to Miles Davis led to being assigned by Tommy Lipima “former VP of Warner bros”to work with Jeff Lorber writing songs for Miles.
Which led to touring with the Miles Davis band.
Meeting drummer Phillip Fisher brought John to playing guitar and touring and writing with legendary Los Angeles band Fishbone.
JB also got to tour the world with tv star/singer Cree Summer
opening up for the great Lenny Kravitz.
Good luck somehow got our guy a gig
playing guitar with super producer
Dr. Dre on Eminem’s Marshal Mathers record.
In 2000 JB toured with Everlast on his biggest tour with Santana.
John also did a few years of touring with funk diva Nikka Costa.
Leading to a great run with John’s own band the Soul of John Black.
After settling down a bit JB found work at home in Los Angeles,
doing guitar work with childhood friend Kurt Farquhar.
Kurt is music a creator for tv shows
like King of Queens starring Kevin James,
Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union to
the Neighborhood starring Cedric the Entertainer.
Those are just some of the highlights to
John’s fun run of good luck in the city of Angeles.
Now he’s come full circle releasing his first record
under his own label and real name.

“Allow me to reintroduce myself”
I Am John Arthur Bigham