John Dubiel and his combat fusion jazz bands first album is a collection of jazz fusion and r&b arrangements. This feel good project takes us on a musical journey with instrumental and vocal ballads that are highlighted by a sizzling saxophone and a pure relaxing piano and accented by a smooth rhythm guitar.
Producer of the Combat Fusion Jazz Band, John Dubiel, was born in Chicago on April 18, 1945. Throughout his life he has been a producer, song writer, keyboard player with a passion for music. John is a Viet Nam war veteran and purple heart recipient.
His other passion is the veterans and with this new band, the Combat Fusion Jazz Band, he wants to help all our men and women veterans who are suffering from PTSD. Part of the profits from the Combat Fusion Jazz Band will be going to help these brave men and women as they come back home.
John has come alive with the Combat Fusion Jazz Band’s first album “Gotta Say Goodbye”, a smooth jazz, fusion, R & B arrangement. A soulful mix of musical genres. John has been in the music industry for over thirty years.
First producing for Ovation Records with two Chicago singers, Elaine and Ellen, with great success and then in the early 90’s he opened The Jazz Buffet night club in Chicago, presenting top entertainment - McCoy Tyner, Sheila E, Warren Hill, Jimmy Smith just to name a few.
He also produced a play, “The Pack is Back” a fictional portrait of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin.
The production was very successful and eventually moved from the Jazz Buffet to Piper’s Alley in Chicago.
But when all is said and done John came back to what he loves the most – the keyboard and producing.
John is dedicated to making great music with the Combat Fusion Jazz Band and helping our brave men and women serving our nation.
The "Under Fire" finale is a dynamic instrumental composition into the world of musical expression. Amazing musicians transfer energy, feeling, style and flair with a soulful mix of musical genres. Music has always been a soothing balm to the soul. Our courageous veterans deserve that and more. "Support the Troops."
John Dubiel - Keyboard
John Christy - Hammond B3 Organ
Clarence Williams - Keyboard
Destiny "TK" Pivonka - Sax
James Perkins - Sax
Jeremiah Thomas - Drums
James Knowles - Drums
Kenneth "Hollywood" Scott - Guitar
Douglas Trembling - Guitar
Joewaun Scott - Bass
Dawonis Harmon - Bass
Tony Carpenter - Percussionist
Kenneth "Hollywood" Scott
MP3s are available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, cdBaby and more!