He is also a guitarist, composer, recording engineer and record producer. His production company Devgel, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, CA. 2) John Payne is an American funk/R&B bass/guitar player and engineer who has performed with artists including George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Merl Saunders, Prince, John Blackwell, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Rick James, and The Coup. He is the founder of the Oakland, CA-based band John Payne and The Hurt. 3) John Payne is an American saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist who has recorded with Van Morrison on “Astral Weeks”, Bonnie Raitt on “Give It Up” (for which he was nominated as best clarinetist by the Playboy Jazz Poll), Peter C.
Johnson and Noel Stookey (of Peter Paul and Mary). In the 1960's he formed Manic Depressives, together with Peter C. Johnson and Paul Rishell. John has put out three albums under his own name on Arista and Mercury records.
John is founder and director of the John Payne Music Center in Brookline, MA. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
show me more