Archive for April 14, 2015


John grew up in a musical family and was singing and playing the piano in church very soon. In 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano and Voice from Washington Adventist. He quickly began to accrue credits as a session vocalist, arranger, songwriter and producer with artists such as Boney James, Al Jarreau, Celine Dion, Patti Austin, Will Downing and Bob James.

John has also partnered with saxophonist Kirk Whalum as co-producer, arranger and/or musician on several of Kirk’s Grammy-nominated recordings. John was the associate producer on Whalum’s song ‚It’s What I Do‘, which won a Grammy in 2011. John’s composition ‚I Still Believe‘, (on ‚Faith | Hope | Love‘), was first featured on guitarist Norman Brown’s album ‚Just Chillin‘, which won the Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

While John is a sought-after collaborator, he is first and foremost a solo artist who records and tours on his own when he’s not sharing his gift with other artists. Five of his six albums have been released on his own label. His latest release ‚Faith | Hope | Love‘ is a soulful collection of inspirational love songs.

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2 nights (April 30 – May 2, 2015) incl. half-board & 4 concerts:
from 264,00 Euro p. p. in a double room
2 nights (May 1-3, 2015) incl. half-board & 6 concerts:
from 328,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 30 – May 3, 2015) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
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Join us for our 2nd annual Elan Trotman Barbados Jazz Excursion 2015. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful islands in the world, see an all-star musical line-up, and stay at the luxurious Crane Resort. See you in Barbados! Call (516) 233-0036 to book.