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Jason Bodlovich / Bio

Jason Bodlovich, "J", is a North Bay guitarist, composer and band leader. Originally from Huntington Beach CA, J now resides in Sonoma County where he performs with a mix of original projects. Eclectic is a good word to use for J's sound as he blends rock, funk, blues, swing, jazz, Brazilian and more. This cross-over appeal has led to opening slots for various artists including instrumental rock guitarist Joe Satriani; Soul/R &B legend Al Green; jazz artists including Diana Krall and Rites of Strings featuring Al Di Meola Stanley Clarke & Jean Luc Ponty; blues groups including The Ford Brothers featuring Robben Ford; jam band/jazzrock bands including Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Garaj Mahal. J's electric/acoustic projects include Jason Bodlovich Group(JBG), Organix Guitar Duo(OGD), Jason Bodlovich Trio (JB3), solo guitar and vocal fronted bluesrock/swing/funk band Ragtag Sullivan which also performs as vocal/guitar combo Ragtag Duo.
Influences include the bluesrock stylings of Hendrix, Jimmy Page & Stevie Ray Vaughan; The funk of The Meters, Parliament/Funkadelic & James Brown; the technical prowess of instrumental rock guitarist Jeff Beck & Joe Satriani; the twang and swing of rockabilly, country and western swing guitarists Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer & Jimmy Bryant: and the exploration of jazz guitarists Julian Lage, Bill Frissel & John Scofield. Other favorite artists include: Miles Davis, Peter Tosh, Tom Waits, Dylan, Bowie, Beck, Stones, Radiohead, The Clash, Pantera, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Band, Led Zep, Ray Charles, Black Sabbath, The Meters, The Specials, Killing Joke, George Harrison, Iron Maiden and Ennio Morricone.
Upon graduation from SSU, J would record the jazz album "Blues For Dexter - a Tribute to Dexter Gordon" featuring legendary bassist Ray Brown. J performed several guitar trio concerts with Julian Lage. J has been awarded the public voted North Bay Music Award two times in the jazz category. J performed at the Sonoma Guitar Summit & Healdsburg Jazz Festival's "Rising Stars" showcase. Venues performed include: SF Fillmore, Saratoga's Mountain Winery, Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Rosa, Napa Uptown Theatre, Ventura Theatre, Pond of Anaheim, Portland's Crystal Ball Room and SF's Great American Music Hall and Warfield.
Influences include the bluesrock stylings of Hendrix, Jimmy Page & Stevie Ray Vaughan; The funk of The Meters, Parliament/Funkadelic & James Brown; the technical prowess of instrumental rock guitarist Jeff Beck & Joe Satriani; the twang and swing of rockabilly, country and western swing guitarists Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer & Jimmy Bryant: and the exploration of jazz guitarists Julian Lage, Bill Frissel & John Scofield. Other favorite artists include: Miles Davis, Peter Tosh, Tom Waits, Dylan, Bowie, Beck, Stones, Radiohead, The Clash, Pantera, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Band, Led Zep, Ray Charles, Black Sabbath, The Meters, Killing Joke, George Harrison, Maiden and Ennio Morricone.

Upon graduation from SSU, J would record the album "Blues For Dexter - a Tribute to Dexter Gordon" featuring legendary bassist Ray Brown. J performed several guitar trio concerts with Julian Lage. J's guitar duo collaboration with Isaac Carter has performed Brazilian, gypsy swing and jazz music for over ten years and have two albums together. J has been awarded the public voted North Bay Music Award two times in the jazz category. J performed at the Sonoma Guitar Summit & Healdsburg Jazz Festival's "Rising Stars" showcase. Venues performed include: SF Fillmore, Saratoga's Mountain Winery, Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Rosa, Napa Uptown Theatre, Ventura Theatre, Pond of Anaheim, Portland's Crystal Ball Room and SF's Great American Music Hall and Warfield.

General Info

Band Members
Steve Froberg, James Stafford, JB Duff, Rocky Klemenock
Artist Name
Jason Bodlovich
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/jasonbodlovich
Genres
Instrumental / Jazz / Rock

Contact Info

Location
Penngrove, CA
Manager
JB