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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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John's Debut Album Now Availble On All Platforms

"Compelling is the first word that comes to mind in describing John Lake's debut record as a leader. Eight Lake originals, adjoined by three reimagined tunes from the past, comprise Seven Angels. A seasoned studio musician and sideman, Lake knew his time had come. He is joined by five stellar musicians who collectively build a liquid sextet.” 

- All About Jazz

“An original composition dedicated to the late pianist, composer, and bandleader Horace Silver, ‘Pearls of the Tartar’ makes Lake’s love of hard bop plain…Feifke’s introduction sets a mysterious tone, before the full band clears the air with a quirky, grooving affirmation of mambo swing.”

 - JazzTimes

New Videos for 2022!


"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.