Jabo rumbles and rocks with a gritty virtuosity as he shifts from sweaty single-note lines, crashing chord work, wah, and badass slide guitar.”

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"Jabo Bihlman, Exciting, Powerful, & Funky Blues Rock of the highest Calibre!" ” - Paul Cash

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Jeff ‘Jabo’ (Jay-bo) Bihlman is an Emmy award winning singer, songwriter, composer and producer.  His music has appeared on FOX, CBS, ABC, CMT, TNT and FX on shows like All My Children, The Good Guys, Sons of Anarchy and The Gifted. 

His film credits include Deadrise, Love and Dancing starring Amy Smart and Betty White, The Road to 751 Fairfax and Surviving the Bradley. He is also a former artist/writer for Warner Chappel.

As an artist he was the lead singer/guitarist for the popular blues rock band The Bihlman Bros. from 1996-2018. He is now concentrating fully on his new solo project Jabo Bihlman. 

He is also the lead guitarist for the MegaForce/Sony 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. 

In the late 90s  He was the band leader for Son Seals, and can be heard on the Telarc Records release Lettin’ Go by Son Seals, which went on to win a W.C. Handy award and included Trey Anastasio from Phish. 

He is the author of books and DVDs from The National Guitar Workshop, Alfred, Cherry Lane and Hal Leonard publishing, including Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar, and Legendary Licks: Derek Trucks for which he produced and played the companion CD. Jabo is a former instructor at The National Guitar Workshop, WorkshopLive and Interlochen Arts Academy. 

Jabo is endorsed by and is a clinician for Radial Engineering, Reverend Guitars, GHS Strings, Option 5 Pedals, Aleks K Productions and Snarling Dogs Pedals.  

He is a graduate of 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. He is also the Music Director for Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival.

In a fun twist, he has taken on the role of "the last DJ" with Q100 WQAN, doing Jabo's Soundcheck 3-6pm weekdays. Stream it here!

Jabo is an accomplished engineer, mixer, and fly fisherman. 



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