Pianist John Bunch was born in Tipton, Indiana in 1921. He credits Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson as early influences and his first significant work in jazz came with the big bands of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Maynard Ferguson. John has also been part of numerous well known combos including those led by Urbie Green, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. In the late 60's he became Tony Bennett's accompanist for six years. Today John can be heard at festivals across the country and he often lends his talents to the recordings of musicians such as Scott Hamilton.
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