John is a professional trumpet player and educator. He performs a wide range of music genres including jazz, funk, R&B, as well as classical with various groups including The JGray Jazz Trio, The Soul Jukeboxx, and The Michael Foster Project to name a few. John’s jazz group, The JGray Jazz Trio, and Soul/Funk band, The Soul Jukeboxx, have performed for numerous events in and around South Louisiana for Festivals, Government officials, and Organizations. He has been profiled and written about for local and national publications such as 225 Magazine, The Advocate, Bankers Travel. John is one of the leaders of The Michael Foster Project, a band that has been hailed as Baton Rouge’s best Brass Band. John has been apart of the MFP for almost 10 years now and the MFP performs much like he does, in many various settings for many diverse people. John has released two successful albums, “The Continuum Experience,” and “Any Given Thursday” Live @ The M Bar. He currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA and can be seen performing on a regular basis in and around the Baton Rouge area with his two above mentioned bands, The Michael Foster Project, and a host of New Orleans based bands as well.
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