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JOHN LANG (Arranger / Bassist) has a diverse background in performance, arranging and composition. John is a familiar face to jazz audiences in downtown New York. He can be heard playing regularly at Little Branch, Fat Cat, Arturos, The 55 Bar and Toons.
John was proud to be the bassist on the Natalie Toro self-titled debut CD. He can also be heard on the cast recording of The Adventures of Flat Stanley. In the summer of 2009 John was asked to play and arrange on the new Rita Harvey CD At Home. In the fall of 2008 Mr. Lang received a commission to be the arranger on the Rock Tenor, a new act featuring the vocal talents of Mr. Rob Evan.
He has performed in the Broadway pit orchestra for Jersey Boys, Legally Blond and the Immigrant. Internationally, he has toured< Europe with The Jack Cassidy Trio. John can be seen across the U.S. with 100 Years of Broadway, who play 150 dates annually. He has served as house bassist with this company for 3 years.
John also sings and plays in the Bloomeries: a pop band that plays the music of Steely Dan, Sting and the Beatles. John has recently teamed up with drummer Phil Stewart on an original funk project that should yield a recording by early 2010.
As a composer and arranger, John recently completed recording his second CD, Lend Me Yours Ears: a collection of 9 straight-ahead, jazz originals that feature some of New York s best young jazz musicians. In December 2006 he arranged and performed in the Bobby Beautiful Radio Show, a recreation of a 1940s radio show that debut in New York. He is founder of La Onda Va Bien: a latin jazz ensemble that record 10 Lang compositions that resulted in the 2003 release of La Vuelta.