John is a jazz guitarist from Perth, Western Australia, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (Jazz Performance) and is a graduate (with outstanding achievement) from Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles. (G.I.T)
During the 90’s he was a Jazz faculty member of the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music until relocating to Sydney in 1998 during which time he worked as composer and producer for projects including ‘PC Game’ soundtracks, ‘Production Music’, and ‘Music for Film & Television’. His works have been signed by BMG, Universal and Zomba Publishing.
His first love however is Jazz Guitar and his commitment as a Jazz performer and educator has always been at the core of his eclectic career. A highly regarded educator, John designed the first online contemporary guitar program for the Australian National University before returning to Perth in 2013 when he was invited to lecture within the Contemporary and Jazz Music departments of The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts housed within Edith Cowan University.
Currently John performs regularly throughout Perth as a Jazz and Contemporary guitarist.
“I’m excited to be part of the JazzGutarSociety community and not only look forward to sharing and contributing positively, but also learning from the great wealth of knowledge that is contained within its membership.”