John Meredith – Bandleader/Bass
Started playing bass in 1975. Studied music at Triton & Malcolm x College.
Dharamdas Harris (Duke) – Keyboard
Started playing trombone at the age of 12 and piano at the age of 18.
Cornelius Green (C.G.) - Drums
Started playing drums at the age of 8 and learned keyboards at the age of 19. He also studied music at the American Conservatory of Music & Malcolm X College.
Warren Mallory (June) – Lead Guitar
Inspired by his father, he learned how to play the guitar at the age of 15.
Raymond Jackson (Ray) – Guitar
Started playing the guitar in 1976. He also studied music at Loop College, Malcolm X College and Harold Washington College.
The 1st Impression Band has performed with the following artists:
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
Nellie “Tiger” Travis
Pat Smiley Band
They have performed at the following venues:
Chicago Blues Festival
House of Blues
Buddy Guy's Legends
B.L.U.E.S. On Halsted
They've also performed in St. Louis, Missouri, Hammond Indiana, Gary Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.