John Bowes, saxophone
John Bowes is a Berklee School of Music alum whose early influences include Rufus, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and almost anything Motown. John has been on tours throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe with a vast array of artists. He has lent his soulful sax stylings to Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, The Supremes, The Funk Bros (Motown Studio Band), The Dells, and many others. Theater performances include “Love, Janis” (based on the life of Janis Joplin) at the Royal George Theater in Chicago, and “Imagine Tap,” which had its world premiere at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. John has recorded with and arranged for a variety of bands in Chicago, among them are:The Pete Special Band, BrotherBrother, Dick Holiday and the Bamboo Gang, Uneek, The Buckinghams, The Robert Cornelius 7 and the Grammy-nominated debut CD of the 911 Mambo Orchestra.