John Yao

Owing to his versatility as a trombonist, composer, and arranger, Yao has enjoyed a steady rise on the New York City jazz scene since arriving from his native Chicago in 2005. He has worked extensively as a sideman for such iconic bands as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, both of which have had great influence on John as artistic director, conductor and composer/arranger of the Yaozeki Big Band. Separately, his small ensemble, John Yao Quintet, released its début recording “In the Now” in April 2012 on Innova Recordings. He received his Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies from Indiana University and his Masters of Jazz Performance/Composition from Queens College. He has performed with the Paquito D'Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. John has been commissioned to write for various sized ensembles and a wide range of skill levels ranging from beginner to professional.

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King 3B Greg Black Mouthpiece

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Manhattan School of Music, Guest Lecturer of Private Trombone Lessons, 2011-present Temple University, Guest Lecturer of Jazz Combos, Latin Ensemble and Private Trombone Lessons, 2007 - 2009 Boston University, Online Facilitator for Jazz and Pop Arranging Class, 2007 York College, York College Big Band, Blue Notes Jazz Ensemble, Summer Jazz Workshop, Adjunct Faculty – Private Trombone Lessons, 2008- present Jazz Project at Kupferberg Center Performances, Clinician for New York High Schools in Queens, 2007 – present Third Street Music Settlement, Teaching Artist, Beginning Band and Brass Instructor, New York Public Schools PS190, PS 99, TASS MS301, Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn, PS 142, 2008 – present The Dwight School, Private Trombone Lessons – 2011 - present New York Summer Music Festival, Private Trombone Lessons, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Combos – 2010 - present Available for private lessons by appointment, $65 per hour, one hour minimum.

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Discography

How We Do

How We Do

See Tao Recordings
2019

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Presence

Presence

See Tao Recordings
2017

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Flip-Flop

Flip-Flop

See Tao Recordings
2015

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In The Now

In The Now

Innova Recordings
2012

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Presence

Presence

John Yao
Presence

Hellgate

Hellgate

John Yao
Flip-Flop

Divisions

Divisions

John Yao
In The Now

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