Born: September 15, 1975 Primary Instrument: Trombone
John is a native of Missoula, Montana, he works as a freelance trombonist and composer both in Paris and New York. His professional experience includes a broad range of styles, from Big Bands, Ska-Jazz, and Afro-Cuban music (Cuban, Puerto Rican Salsa, African Jazz), Contemporary music and Classical Music. As a composer and co-author, John has, and continues to write for creative and original musical projects at home and abroad.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I have a bachelors degree in performance from the New School in NYC, and have over 15 years of professional experience an all styles of music. I have extensive experience teaching privately, and while living in France for seven years taught Ensembles and Therory at a prominent Paris jazz school. I am an accomplished pianist, and also have experience in compisition and arranging for small groups. My hourly rate is 50 dollars an hour. Negotiable with regards to students situation.
I have worked as a clinitian teaching intermediate to advanced theory, improvisation, small ensemble (quartet to septet). I also have developed a special workshop for brass instruments (trumpet, tbn, tuba, all saxes) which focuses on the learning of the music of Duke Ellington, Mingus, Monk and occasionally Sun Ra. This workshop is adaptable to any size, and may include a rhythm section, as I have experience teaching Piano, Bass and rhythmic theory. It is a very dynamic and rewarding experience for musicians of all levels of learning.