John Hebert biography

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John Hebert

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, John Hebert began playing bass in high school and continued his jazz education from 1990 to 1992 at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he studied privately with Bill Huntington.  During this time John performed throughout the city of New Orleans with many of the city's top musicians, including Steve Masakowski, Tony Dagradi and Johnny Vidacovich.

In 1992, John moved to the New York City area, completing his formal studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey; he graduated with a BM in Jazz Performance in 1994.  After graduating, John moved to New York City where he quickly became a highly in demand bassist, both for live performances and studio sessions.

He has worked along side such world famous jazz musicians as Maria Schneider, Greg Osby, Gary Thomas, Brian Blade, Gene Jackson, and Rick Margitza, as well as with the best of the New York scene, including Jeannie Bryson, Garry Dial, Uri Caine, Steve Cardenas, Tony Malaby, Matt Wilson, Tom Rainey, and Jeff Hirshfield.  John has toured extensively in Europe and Iceland.  John has also been building a respected discography.

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