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John is a New York City-based jazz and lead trumpet player, composer/arranger, producer, and educator.  Visit the Contact page for all inquiries.

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2024 Album "ensemble | in situ"

"ensemble | in situ" chronicles John's efforts as an arranger of classic jazz staples, as well as a selection of original music, for acoustic jazz septet. 

Following his debut quintet record, “ensemble | in situ” is an evolving musical anthology that documents the inception, progression and arrival of Lake’s septet ensemble. The album, recorded in informal live sessions over the course of five years, details his journey of searching for artistic and personal fulfillment.

Bandstand Presents

John Lake Septet Videos

"Tin Tin Deo" is the newest installment of brand new videos of the John Lake Ensemble, an acoustic jazz septet. This project features arrangements of jazz standards and straight-ahead originals orchestrated for a mini big band. See more on the “arrangements” page.