A New England native and loyal East Coaster, trombonist John Wheeler is thrilled to be the newest member invited into The City Boys Allstars.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, John spent his early years working in the Boston area studying with legendary jazz trombonist, Phil Wilson from the age of 14.
He attended the Berklee School of Music in the early 80s where he studied in its first ever Production and Engineering courses. He was surprised to find a passion in the physics of acoustics along with the art of trombone playing there alongside a host of amazing players of that time. On a full performance scholarship, John left his studies multiple times from ’83 – ’88 to tour as the featured soloist with the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of the great Buddy Morrow. He later toured as lead trombonist with the world renowned Artie Shaw Orchestra with Mr. Shaw himself directing the band at its inception.
For more info about John, read his City Boys Allstars bio.