John has been playing in groups for over 30 years, and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. His playing has been featured on numerous CD's and commercials, and he has also been the recipient of many advertising awards for his compositions. He is currently playing in the latin Jazz group ZIji, with pianist/composer vocalist Christine Salerno, bassist John Gibson, and drummer Danny Lueck. Saxophone/Jazz studies with Roscoe Mitchell, Richard Davis, kidd Jordan. Currently studies flute with Norwegian flutist Gro Sandvik, and bass flute with ground breaking flutist/composer Robert Dick.
2008 National Flute Association Jazz Masterclass winner 2000 Chicago EMMY Award for music composition with co-writer Mark Plopper, Wisconsin PBS special "Beyond the Butterfly"
Miyazawa flute Kotato Bass flute Selmer Balanced Action -Alto sax