JamBon is the brainchild of long time Sonia Dada keyboardist Chris “Hambone”Cameron. The group unites former members of Sonia Dada, Liquid Soul, and Chevere. “ I’m not real big on labels and comparisons.” says Cameron.“It’s wildly eclectic, and real funky. Drop the Meters,Rufus, and AC/DC in a blender, then stand back and hit the switch!”
Chris "Hambone" Cameron - Keyboards and vocals
Chris is a Grammy nominated R&B session keyboardist and composer, whose career spans more than thirty years. In addition to his work with Sonia Dada,he has toured and recorded with John Mayall, Big Twist, Harvey Mandel and Sugarcane Harris, David Bromberg, and many others. A partial listing of his numerous album credits include work with Mavis Staples, Bob Dylan, Freddy Jones Band, Liquid Soul,Rick Danko, Dennis De Young, and Ramsey Lewis. Songwriting credits includeThe Commodores, Richie Havens, and the feature films Holes, The Guardian,and A Perfect Murder.
Michael Scott - Lead and background vocals
Michael was the lead singer for Chicago based rock and R&B band Sonia Dada ( Elecktra, Sony, Razor & Tie, and Calliope Records ) Sonia Dada released six albums, and had a #1 record in Australia.
The band was a staple on playlists of the AAA radio format, and toured the US extensively as a concert and festival headliner.
Simbryt Dortch - Lead and background vocals
Simbryt is a dynamic session singer who has worked with Michael McDonald, Faith Hill, Seal, and Bootsy Collins. She performs regularly with special events powerhouse The Chicago Catz. Simbryt also recently sang at the United Center in Chicago with Stevie Wonder!
Tom Sanchez - Guitar
Tom was the guitarist for Chicago based acid-jazz pioneers Liquid Soul. He toured internationally with the band, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album ( 2000 ).Tom also works extensively as a studio guitarist and teacher.
Alan Burroughs - guitar & vocals
Alan "AB" Burroughs hails from Chicago, but worked for years in New York. He has performed and/or recorded with Martha Redbone, Art Porter, Philip Bailey, Adam Holzman, Charles Earland, and Miles Davis.
Alejo Poveda - percussion
Alejo hails from Costa Rica. He has been the leader of Chicago's acclaimed latin jazz group Chevere for over 35 years. He has extensive studio credits, and has toured with Donny Hathaway and Minnie Ripperton.
Ron Hall - Bass
Ron is a session bassist who has performed with Angela Bofill, The Emotions, Phil Perry, Ramsey Lewis and many others. His recording credits include hit remix tracks for Beyonce’, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and John Legend, and albums for R. Kelly and Destiny’s Child.
Malcom Banks - Drums
A mainstay of Chicago's R&B scene for many years, Malcom has performed with the Emotions, The Dells, and Maxx Traxx.
The Mighty Jambon Horns
Mark is one of Chicago's first call studio trumpeters. He has toured with Buddy Rich,Woody Herman,Styx, Chevere, Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows and many others.
Steve Eisen-saxophone and flute
Steve is arguably one of the most recorded saxophonists in Chicago music history! His numerous credits include the Commodores, Styx,The Ides of March,The Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle, Big Twist , Johnny Winter, Bonnie Koloc, and many others.
Andy Baker- trombone
Born and raised in London England, Andy was performing professionally at the age of fourteen, and had appeared on recordings and TV by the age of eighteen. He relocated to Chicago in 2001. He is an in demand studio and theater player, and is the musical director for the New Jazz Standard Orchestra. Andy is also the Director of Jazz Studies for The University Of Illinois At Chicago.
John Bowes- Baritone saxophone
John has performed with Aretha Franklin, Smoky Robinson,
The Temptations, The Funk Brothers, and many other notable acts. His many studio credits include arranging the Grammy nominated debut CD of the 911 Mambo Orchestra.