John plays jazz and lead trumpet for Denver bands like Bop Skizzum, La Candela, the Joshua Quinlan Quintet, and is a Dazzle Recordings artist. He also composes and arranges music for multiple settings including his own creative efforts, including SHIRLEY and The John Lake Ensemble. Tracks off John's new album are available for streaming at the bottom of this page (it will continue to play as you navigate the pages).
SHIRLEY recording & show
March 2013 will be a very exciting month for John and SHIRLEY.
They'll be performing songs from their last album, "from a bright clearing," along with some intruiging new compositions...which brings us to more news from this group: a new recording!
SHIRLEY will be headed into the studios of Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver to lay down a couple day's worth of new songs and new sounds. Details are unclear at this point how and when this material will be released, but stay tuned to this site for news as it develops!
Bop Skizzum's new Full-Length out now!
John plays trumpet and does a little writing for Denver-based Bop Skizzum, who recently headlined the Gothic Theatre in promotion of their brand-new album COLORADICAL (iTunes link)! It's a funky potpourri of beatiful melodies, tasty grooves, and booty-shaking rhythms for your next dance party. Check out our highlight reel from the CD release party on the weblog page.
new video posted!
John has a new video up in the weblog from his recent show at Dazzle Jazz in beautiful, Denver, Colorado.