instructor & performer
of trombone & didgeridoo.
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John Groves earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Central Washington University, focused study in
music education and trombone performance. Mr. Groves has studied trombone with Kadie Nichols, Pacific NW Ballet
Orchestra and Larry Gookin, Professor of Music Central Washington University. Study of didgeridoo with Djalu
Gurruwiwi, Northern Territory, Australia.
Mr. Groves is available for instruction on trombone, didgeridoo, baritone, tuba and beginning trumpet. Please visit
the Trombone Studio for more details concerning private lessons including rates and studio locations. John's
services include: adjudication, beginning band recruitment demos for trombone and history of brass, clinics
(trombone / brass masterclasses and sectionals) and didgeridoo presentations (for K-12, college ethnomusicology
classes, and general public workshops).
Students over the years have qualified for Washington All-State Band & Orchestra, WIBC, All-Northwest honor
ensembles and All-State solo contest. Post high school students have successfully auditioned for music scholarships
for in state and national music programs in colleges, universities and conservatories.
Groves' instructing and performance experiences include but not limited too, Brass Choir, Dixieland/Trad Jazz, Jazz
Band, Rock, Funk, Marching Band, Orchestra, Quartet, Solo, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Trombone Choir &
Australian Aboriginal music studies.
Currently John performs with:
JOHN GROVES JAZZ COMBO
Didgeridoo solo artist and as a freelance musician
Musicians, ensembles and events John has performed with or for have been: Kalimba, West Bourbon Street
Chamber Music Society (Dixieland Band), Federal Way Philharmonic Orchestra, Rainier Symphony Orchestra,
Mid-Columbia Symphony Orchestra, MOJO Big Band, Portage Bay Big Band, Sail, Washington All-State Band,
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Bank of America Down Under Tour, Columbia Winery Australia Festival, Muckleshoot
Casino, Bite of Seattle, Folklife Festival, Taste of Tacoma, Lewis Burns, National Music Museum at University of
South Dakota, Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party Walkabout the Stars and Willawong Bird Station opening,
Moonlight Swing Orchestra, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Alice in Chains, Northwest Symphony Orchestra.
John Groves on CD also available at most music download sites.
iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, etc. Featured on his solo CD's Didj Cacophony, Didgeridoo Message, Termite
Chewed, Didj Tones & Tidal Grooves. Also heard with the West Bourbon Street Chamber Music Society
Dixieland band CD Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie.