John W Lauler is a bassist living in Chicago, IL. He attended Joliet Junior College from 2008-2010 and in 2012 received his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago. John's style delivers a refreshing take on classic soul, blues, jazz and rock. He is the bassist for Chicago bluesman Breezy Rodio and plays regularly with the Cash Box Kings. John is also currently working extensively as the bassist and arranger for THE EPIC, a Chicago-based backing band who played Chicago’s Fifth Star Awards at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in September and headlined the Women’s March on Chicago 2017. THE EPIC will be releasing a full-length record this summer, featuring collaborations with some of Chicago's finest soul singers. John’s passion for jazz and original music can be heard with The Giving Trio. The trio's first record, "Defuser" (2016), features his original compositions "Old Bull Lee," "She's Skeptic" and "The Believer".