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.