JD Pinckney as "John McVie" - Bass
JD began his musical career on the cello at the tender age of seven and switched to bass when he was 14. He played in the University City High School Orchestra and Jazz Band. He has studied at music at Washington University in St. Louis, and privately with Henry Loew, the principal bassist with the Saint Louis Symphony. He attended the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA where he studied with Gary Willis, Steve Bailey, Jeff Berlin, Alexis Sklarevski, Tim Bogert and many other phenomenal bassists. He also plays a mean blues harmonica.
This multi-talented bass player draws his influences from many sources, from R&B to rock to jazz and everywhere in-between, and that shows in his ability to blend in to virtually any musical situation. You can hear influences of the following bassists in JD's playing: Marcus Miller, Anthony Jackson, Alfonso Johnson, Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, Abraham Laborial, Larry Graham, Pino Paladino, Verdine White, Louis Johnson, Rocco Prestia, James Jamerson among others.