John Paul Jones

john-paul-jones-rkbJohn began playing piano at age 6. He was taught by his father who was a pianist and arranger for the big bands back in the 40’s and 50’s

His eclectic influences were Big Bill Broonzy, blues artist, the jazz of Charlie Mingus, and the classical influence of Sergei Rachmaninoff

While better known as Led Zeppelin’s bassist, his keyboard skills lent diversity to Zeppelin’s catalog. He played Mellotron on “The Rain Song” and “Kashmir”, and a very prominent Clavinet on “Trampled Under Foot”. His concert showpiece on keyboard was “No Quarter” in which he would play different styles of music, and which would sometimes run one half hour in length.