XO Artist Since: 2012
Music Genre(s): Jazz
Favorite Venue(s): The Jazz Standard
Who are your strongest influences?: Fats Navarro, Kenny Wheeler, Miles Davis
John Lake is a New York-based jazz trumpet player and composer. Recently, John has performed in groups like the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, The Stan Rubin Orchestra, and Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band. In the world of musical theater, he has recently performed with Jon Lithgow, Marin Mazzie, and David Hyde Pierce. He is a founding member of the collective progressive jazz-rock group, SHIRLEY, and he also composes and arranges original music for his own acoustic jazz septet, The John Lake Ensemble. is compositions and arrangements have been featured by the New York University Big Band, The University of Colorado Jazz Ensemble, and several regional high school bands.