Meet John, the trombonist, bassist and world class music educator with extensive training from Los Angeles County High School for The Arts, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Berklee College of Music and Onyx Productions. John is an expert on several topics, well networked and generous with his knowledge.
Compose/Arrange/Transcribe big band/small group scores for Ralph Peterson Jr.'s (Art Blakey, Michael Brecker, Charles Lloyd) record label.
Performing professionally since 2006
Tours to Paris, Panama City, NYC and Monterey (California) teaching grades K-undergrad with jazz legends such as Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, John Pattituci, Adam Cruz, Ben Street and David Liebman.
Experience as one of Berklee's advanced ear training/harmony tutors for two years. I also taught a bit of Tonal Harmony and Counterpoint.
Tours to Anchorage (Alaska), Kansas City, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Seattle teaching jazz to students grades K-undergrad with jazz legends such as Bobby Watson, Antonio Hart and Lisa Henry
After going through the rigorous instruction of the 3rd best Music High School in the Country, declared by downbeat magazine, I was granted the certification joining the professional musician network.
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information