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John Worley- Jazz Musician, Educator, Yamaha Performing Artist Sell your music everywhere

John L. Worley Jr

JOHN L. WORLEY JR. is an accomplished trumpet/flugelhorn/post-horn artist, a Yamaha Performing artist as well as leader of the bands Mo-Chi Ensembles, Loco Moco Jazz Orchestra (co-leader), WorlView and Bari Bari. John is also an engaging and accomplished educator who teaches with enthusiasm, humor, and insight to a wide range of ages, experience levels, and proficiencies.

John has played in many of the San Francisco Bay Area's creative music ensembles, as well as on over 70 recordings and videos. Being adept at a multitude of styles, John has played with and backed up national and international artists in North America, Europe, and Central America such as Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Don Byron, Wayne Shorter with the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Carla Bley and Steve Swallow Big Band, Wayne Wallace, Jon Jang, the Asian American Orchestra, Dave Pell Octet, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Malo, Lila Downs and others.

Mo-Chi Ensembles, WorlView and Bari Bari have participated in several music series and festivals, including the San Jose Jazz Summerfest and Winterfest, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz Project in Bellingham, WA, SF Jazz “Hotplate” and "Clock Tower" series, Stanford Jazz Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Pacifica Performances series, the “Jazz Katsu” fundraiser for tsunami aid in Japan, Yoshi’s Night Club, Intersection for The Arts, Sonoma Jazz Festival and more.

John is a member of the music faculty at Stanford University in Stanford, CA; Hope St. Music Studios in Mountain View, CA and a faculty member of the San Jose Summer Jazz Camp. He is a member of San Jose Jazz, BMI, American Federation of Musicians Local 6 and the International Trumpet Guild.

In 2013, John was included in David Hickman’s book, Trumpet Greats, a biography of 2,200 trumpet players from the year 1600 to the present.