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JOHN LANG is a bassist, composer and arranger working in a number of diverse settings.

Based in New York, John is seen regularly as such clubs as Birdland, Smalls, The Silver Lining and Little Branch among others. A versatile performer, John plays funk, straight-ahead jazz, afro-cuban, rock, blues and is equally at home on acoustic, baby and electric bass. He has played with the John Merrill Trio, The Robyn Payne Band and in duo settings with pianists Larry Ham, Tardo Hammer and Michael Moore. Currently, he can be heard every Sunday at the Churchill pub with piano prodigy Tadataka Unno. John can be seen every Wednesday in a duo setting at The Burgundy Wine Company.

John is equally experienced as a theatre musician. He has performed in the pit orchestras of Jersey Boys and Legally Blonde on Broadway and The Immigrant and Fat Camp off-Broadway. For five years, he was the bassist for the international touring company of 100 Years of Broadway. He’s arranged for Norm Lewis, star of The Gershwin’s Porgy And Bess and arranged and performed in The Bobby Beautiful Radio Show, a recreation of a 1940s radio show.

John’s second CD, “Lend Me Your Ears” was released in 2009 to rave reviews. The collection of nine straight-ahead jazz originals premiered at Smalls and was said to be “a rare collection of swing and modernity” by reviewer Scott Yannow. It is available for purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/langjohn. John is the founder of La Onda Va Bien, a latin jazz ensemble that recorded 10 of his compositions on the album “La Vuelta.” He is currently preparing to record his 3rd collection of original material.

In demand as a studio musician, arranger and composer, John’s work can be heard on the cast recording of The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Brother Han’s Debut CD, Natalie Toro’s self-titled debut CD and Rita Harvey’s latest album, At Home.