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John Devin Bates

John Devin Bates, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana born and raised in the midwest comes from a long line of singers and musicians. Both father and mother played musical instruments for the church. John began his muscial journey at the age of 13, listening to his older siblings play in church and at home. John became inspired to start practicing and learn. Under a disciplined mother that taught John that you have to put your best foot forward. John became to grow as a musician as he would listen to certain styles of music. John branched out on his own and started playing outside the scope of his upbringing in different settings. In 1988, John started formal training with Jo Hatt at Fairview Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. Under Jo Hatt, John would learn how music is put together through learning to read and through music theory. From then John became familiar with jazz influences such as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and so on. Listening to a broader spectrum gave John alot of options that he didn't have before. John went on to play on many levels in his native state for Church of God in Christ district and jurisdictional conventions which he has served in different roles as well influenced other musicians. John has resided in the state of Texas for the past ten years and has grew as musician in every since of the word. The single entitled "Seasons" depicts the journey musically that John the student, the teacher and now artist has taken and is continuing to take.