|ohn was born in San Francisco and transplanted to Missouri in 1970.
At age 4, he became fascinated with the trombone after watching a female trombonist perform on the television show "What's My Line" (he still hasn't figured out how she swallowed the slide) In spite of a small stature and the inability to reach the 7'th position he would not consider playing any other instrument.
John tried the traditional "College after High School" route, as a music major, but found the studies conflicted with all the fun he was having. It was also about this time in life it was discovered he didn't care for the thought of working in any vocation indoors.
Now a golf course superintendent he, has his wish of a profession in the outdoors, and the therapy of playing music.