Drummer John Bishop has been a prominent fixture of the North-West US jazz scene for 30 years. In his full career he has played alongside the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, Benny Golson, George Cables, Kenny Werner, Bobbie Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Carla Bley, and many others.
He can be heard on more than 90 albums and has worked with producers such as Rudy Van Gelder and Teo Macero, which earned him a spot in his hometown Seattle’s Jazz Hall of Fame.
In 1997 he started his own label 'Origin Records', which was voted ‘Label of the Year’ by prominent
Jazz magazine JazzWeek in 2009. He has since released more than 350 albums with more than 240 artists!