John has 15 years experience as a professional musician and is professionally proficient at reading music, charts and improvising on electric and upright bass, classical string bass, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and vocals.
He played bass and banjo as Joe B. Mauldin of the Crickets for 10 weeks in 2009, at the Carousel Dinner Theater (Fort Collins, Colorado) production of Buddy.
His musical theater performances also include (bass, unless otherwise indicated): Bubs (also banjo) (Dixon Place, FringeNYC, 2009), High School Musical, All Shook Up!, White Christmas, The Producers (all Carousel Dinner Theater), She Loves Me, Fiddler On The Roof, and Pippen (Aspen Community Theater), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Ridglea Theater).
John (L) with Anthony Rand at Carousel Dinner Theater (CO)
John has also played bass on national tours with Eddie Kirkland (2003 – blues), Four-Twenty Blues Band (1997-2000 – blues/rock), and Ed Shaughnessy (1995 – jazz).
Instructors: Fred Hamilton – jazz bass, John Adams – jazz bass, Stephen Doster – guitar, Forest Greenough – classical string bass, Dan Haerle – jazz keyboard fundamentals
• Fender Jazz Bass
• Fender Precision Bass
• Engelhardt EM1 Double Bass (with pickup)
• SWR Workingmans15 Combo Amp
• SWR Workingmans12 Combo Amp