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Live From Level Five

Marly Waak on drums, Grant Clarkson on bass

Swinging trio jazz! Recorded "live" the Level Five.

The John Cain Jazz Trio

Live at The Lifes A Good Gig Music festical

Recorded "live" at the Life's A Good Gig Music and Arts Festival 2012. Jazz and blues from acclaimed pianist/singer/harmonica John Cain, Grant Clarkson-bass, and Marly Waak-drums.

In this latest album John Cain performs straight-ahead jazz and blues standards with virtuoso bassist Grant Clarkson and


Live from the Yuma Jazz Series

The John Cain Jazz Trio: Yuma

John Cain

Recorded "live" at the Yuma Jazz series. Cool and burning jazz featuring John Cain on piano and vocals, Marly Waak on drums and Grant Clarkson on bass.

Pianist, composer, author, teacher, singer, entertainer John Cain has been delighting audiences around the world with his multi-stylistic repertoire, fantastic musicianship and unique

A message from John Cain (J Riley Cain): 

"There are several other musicians named John Cain. Internet searches can't distinguish between us.

Therefore I started using my alternate name    J. Riley Cain.

It seems fitting since I moved to New Orleans. It sounds kind of "southern."

Much of my catalogue of material is still found under the name John Cain."