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Jon Ossman, June 16, 2002
Playboy Jazz Festival, Los Angeles, CA
©2002  Margie Maddox

Name: Jon Ossman

Instrument(s): Bass

Birthplace: Nyack, NY

Birthday: 11/16/61

Favorite food: Indian, Thai, Sushi

Current Home: Venice, CA

Favorite childhood toy: Anything that flew

Last book read: The Angel of Darkness , Caleb Carr

What guilty pleasure will you admit to? I don't believe in guilt

Do you speak any other languages? French very hideously (please don't ask for a sample)

Whose CD are you currently listening to? Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil; Beck, Midnight Vulture; The Best of George Jones

Other than the Botti Band, I’ve also played in/with: Richard Lloyd (Television), Garth Hudson & Levon Helm (The Band), Robbie Dupree, Jennifer Kimball (The Story), Donna Lewis, John Hall (Orleans)...

Musically, I’ve been influenced by: Usted Valyet Khan (my favorite sitarist), David Sylvian, Scott LaFarro, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Fela, David Bowie...

Other current music projects include: Currently composing a piece of music for an art opening here in  Venice that will be performed at the opening sometime in the fall.  I play an instrument of my own design with a musician here named Shannon Terry, and also an old friend, Craig Richie.

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