John Paul Maramba was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Los Angeles within a musical family. JP picked up the electric bass in high school having been influenced by his older brother, who is also a bass player, and his mother, who is a concert pianist and teacher. After graduating from an art magnet high school in east Los Angeles, JP picked up the upright bass and studied with world renowned bassist John Clayton at U.S.C. Since then, he has been recording and touring with some of the world’s finest talents on both instruments.
JP has toured and/or recorded with a wide variety of artists and songwriters such as; Van Hunt, Willie Nelson, LP, Zee Avi, De La Soul, Michele Shaprow, Adam Rudolph, L’Esprit d’Afrique Pan African Performance Ensemble, and a host of top shelf jazz musicians.