John McNeil is regarded as one of the most original and creative jazz artists in the world
today. For nearly three decades John has toured with his own groups and has received
widespread acclaim as both a player and composer. His highly personal trumpet style
communicates across the full range of contemporary jazz, and his compositions combine
harmonic freedom with melodic accessibility. John's restless experimentation has kept him
on the cutting edge of new music.
His background includes the Horace Silver Quintet, Gerry Mulligan, and the Thad Jones/
Mel Lewis Orchestra. John is equally at home in free and structured settings, and this
versatility has put him on stage with artists from Slide Hampton to John Abercrombie.
John McNeil was born in 1948 in northern California