A Milwaukee native, John's previous work experience includes music retail and music publishing (Hal Leonard). He is also a private lesson instructor and successful professional trumpet player. Educated at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Applied Trumpet, 1985) he has performed with many of the big bands, theatrical groups, orchestras and chamber groups in Southeast Wisconsin. He has performed with such outstanding national acts as The Temptations, Diane Schuur, Joel Grey, Frankie Valli, The Spinners and The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Milwaukee area groups John has performed with include The Waukesha Symphony, The Wilson Center Orchestra and The AllStar SuperBand.