An accomplished music composer, producer, arranger, and mix master, Jean-Jacques Schoch (pronounced ('szohn-szahck shock') has been involved with music, in one way or another, since he was very young.
Raised by musical parents from Switzerland, Jean-Jacques grew up in Bethesda, Maryland outside of Washington D.C., where he studied cello, piano, bass and music composition. While living in the Washington area, he played in traditional orchestras and string quartets, as well as bands playing eclectic blends of jazz, funk, rock and bluegrass.
A modern-day Renaissance man... musician, writer, artist and inventor, Jean-Jacques is at his core a passionate, gifted composer.
Blessed with European charm and a wonderful sense of melody, he is fluent on piano, electric & standup bass and guitar. As a singer/songwriter, Jean-Jacques paints offbeat stories delivered in his distinctive vocal style.
After arriving in California, Jean-Jacques started collaborating with various artists, such as cowriting with Maurice White of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, and recording Standup Bass on the Gap Band VI music album.
Currently, JJ is performing and recording keyboards, bass and cello with various artists, while also writing and producing music for his own musical group, CoolHouse.
He can usually be found performing at Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys California on Tuesday nights playing keyboards in the house band.