john mobilio

jazz bass


public performances

Sunday, August 4, 2019 Roylety Steelpan Band at Rizzuto’s in Westport, CT

4:00 — 7:00pm- Roylety Steelpan Band - get your Caribbean groove on! -  great food! • Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant 540 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880

Friday, August 9, 2019 Jim Clark Group • Fairfield Museum and History Center

6:00pm—7:30pm  - free outdoor concert featuring music of The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists You've Never Heard Of!  -  Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT

Saturday, August 10, 2019 Silver Steel 18 piece Steelpan Band • Captain’s Cove, Bridgeport, CT

5:00pm—8:00pm -awesome view of the marina • upbeat 18 piece steelpan band • gerat food and drink - Captain's Cove Seaport, 1 Bostwick Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605

Sunday August 11, 2019 Roylety Steelpan Band at Riley’s by the Seawall • Stratford, CT 

4:30pm —7:30pm  - great food, great ocean view, and steelpan grooves for the summer! • Riley's by the Seawall 14 Beach Drive, Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Thursday August 15, 2019 Goldrush Band - acoustic, bluegrass, country - Dickinson Park, Newtown, CT 

6:30pm —8:00pm  - free outdoor concert - bring your blankets and picnic food - Dickinson Memorial Park, 50 Elm Dr, Newtown, CT 06470

Saturday August 17, 2019 Roylety Steelpan Band at Foxwoods Casino • by the pool 

12:00 — 4:00pm- Roylety Steelpan Band plays by the pool at Foxwoods Casino - 39 Norwich-Westerly Road, Ledyard, CT 06338

Monday August 19, 2019 Chris Coogan Quintet - Seth Thomas Park, Thomaston, CT

7:00pm —8:30pm - free outdoor concert - Coogan’s unique jazz styles! • bring your blankets and picnic food - Seth Thomas Park, 82 South Main Street, Thomaston, CT

john mobilio • acoustic and electric basses

John Mobilio is a multi-talented musician who, as bassist, educator, musical director and performer brings his joy of jazz and music to audiences and students throughout Connecticut and into New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Living in Middlebury, Connecticut gives John easy access to performance venues in New York City, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Hartford and the Springfield, Mass areas.

John performs regularly with the Chris Coogan Quintet, guitarist Mike Coppolla, vocalist Richard “Cookie” Thomas, and saxophonist Jim Clark. He has recently engineered and performed as bassist on the Chris Coogan Quintet CD Stars and Wind as well as bassist on the Jim Clark CD “Old As New". John has had the pleasure of performing in concert with jazz greats Lewis Nash, Jimmy Cobb, Mike Mainieri, Liam Teague, and Eliot Zigmund and Mike Clark. As a member of the Roylety Steel Pan Caribbean group, John interprets music of the islands on the fretless electric bass. In 2014 John became the bassist for Goldrush - a cutting-edge acoustic country band blending country and bluegrass music.

A founding member of The Jazz Trio, John along with Jim Santucci on piano, and Jack Varanelli on drums, John was bassist and engineer on two projects — The Jazz Trio CD, in 1998 and The Jazz Trio Alive with Glenda Davenport in 2002. The Jazz Trio had the privilege to perform as opening act for Branford Marsalis at the inaugural re-opening of the newly renovated Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center in Woonsocket, RI.

John balances out his professional life as music educator and performing arts department chair at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, an interdistrict facility in the Waterbury, CT Public School District.

John graduated from Housatonic Community College in 1977 with an Associates Degree, studying bass with Rick Petrone. He went on to the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, to earn his Bachelors of Music Education, studying classical acoustic bass with Leslie Martin of the Boston Symphony. A Masters Degree in Educational Technology and Media was earned from Central Connecticut State University in 1993. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT awarded John a 6th Year Administration Degree in 2000. In 2013, John was a national semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation Grammy Educator Award.

music samples  

Just the way it is, son

from the Jim Clark CD OLD AS NEW with Jim Clark • sax, Chris Coogan • piano, John Mobilio • acoustic bass, Jim Royle • drums

While you dream

from the Chris Coogan Quintet CD STARS AND WIND with Chris Coogan • piano, John Mobilio • bass, Jim Clark • sax, Rex Denton • trumpet, Jim Royle • drums


from the Chris Coogan Quintet CD STARS AND WIND with Chris Coogan • piano, John Mobilio • bass, Jim Clark • sax, Rex Denton • trumpet, Jim Royle • drums

Street where you live

from the Cookie Thomas CD LIVE AT SOUNDWATERS with Cookie Thomas • vocals, John Mobilio • acoustic bass, Joe McWilliams • piano, Bobby Leonard • drums

April in Paris

from the Jazz Trio CD ALIVE WITH GLENDA DAVENPORT. John Mobilio • acoustic bass, Jim Santucci • piano; Jack Varanelli • drums


from the debut CD THE JAZZ TRIO featuring John Mobilio • acoustic bass, Jim Santucci • piano, Jack Varanelli • drums

If I had you

from the CD SONGS IN THE KEY OF BEA with Bea Forgione • vocals, John Mobilio • acoustic bass, Chris Coogan • piano, Jim Royle • drums

Could have danced

from the CD  ZINNO JAZZ QUINTET LIVE at the SILVERMINE with Nicole Pasternak • vocals, John Mobilio • bass, Doug Schlink • piano, Jack Varanelli • drums, Harold Zinno • trumpet, Bill Cofrances • saxes

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