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

"...demonstrates his monster trumpet chops in a way that makes you lean towards rather than away from the stage"
- Denver Music Scene, Examiner.com

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different-sized cages


“different-sized cages” reflects our capacity as humans to not only inhabit, but to truly fill out any space we might find ourselves in, no matter the quality or configuration. Musically, this means being able to express both my and the group’s aesthetic fully, allowing the practical limitation of the instrumentation/style/venue to function not as a hindrance, but as a creative springboard.
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