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:

Buddy Guy

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

The Chi-Lites

Little Milton

Tyrone Davis

Otis Clay

Bobby Rush

Z.Z. Hill

Toussaint McCall

Shirley King

Cicero Blake

Floyd Taylor

Mary Lane

Nellie “Tiger” Travis

Pat Smiley Band

Joanne Graham

Jeanine Holiday

Willie buck

Ardie Wilson

Magnum Force


They have performed at the following venues:

Chicago Blues Festival

House of Blues

Buddy Guy's Legends

Green Dolphin

Regal Theater

Kingston Mines

B.L.U.E.S. On Halsted

They've also performed in St. Louis, Missouri, Hammond Indiana, Gary Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

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