Jabo (Jay-bo) Bihlman is an Emmy award winning guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. His music has appeared on all major networks in shows like "Big Sky 211", "All my Children", "Manifest" and "Sons of Anarchy". Formerly with Warner Chapel, his catalog is back in his possession and continues to garner synch placements in film and TV.
As an artist he was the lead singer/guitarist for the popular blues rock band The Bihlman Bros. He is also the lead guitarist for the Metalville artist Grinder Blues, with his brother Scot and legendary King's X frontman Dug Pinnick. Their first record debuted at #8 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Their second album, El Dos has garnered worldwide critical and fan acclaim and sat at the Billboard top 20 for weeks.
He has toured internationally for many years, performing in over 15 countries at festivals and clubs in the US, Europe and Canada.
Jabo was the bandleader and guitarist for Alligator Records artist Son Seals. With Son, he toured the US & Europe and recorded on the "Lettin' Go" album for Telarc Records with Trey Anastasio.
His film credits include Deadrise, Love and Dancing starring Amy Smart and Betty White, The Road to 751 Fairfax, Edmund Fitzgerald: 30 years a Legend, Surviving the Bradley and more.
As an educator, he teaches privately and does clinics on slide guitar and improvisation. He is the author of books and DVDs for Cherry Lane, Alfred and Hal Leonard, such as "Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar" and "Play Blues Guitar". He also recorded and produced the companion CD for "Legendary Licks: Derek Trucks".
Recently he has taken on the role of DJ on Q100 in Traverse City, MI. He loves the gig because he gets to play whatever he wants, starts at 3pm and has the rest of the day to work on becoming a better guitar player.
Jabo is endorsed by and is a clinician for Radial Engineering, Tech 21 NYC, Reverend Guitars, Avery Amplification, DR Strings, Option 5 Pedals, Aleks K Production and Snarling Dogs Pedals.
He is a graduate of Manchester University, Musicians Institute (GIT) and a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Audio Engineers Society, Screen Actors Guild and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.