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Spotlight Jazz with John DePaola

Spotlight Jazz with John DePaola

Wednesday, January 25

John DePaola has been a full time freelance trumpeter for over 30 years. He lives in Orlando, FL where he was a member of the Rosie OʼGradyʼs Good Time Jazz Band for ten years and has toured the US and Europe playing jazz festivals and concerts. He has been a staff musician at Walt Disney World for three decades.

John has performed with Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, George Burns, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Moody Blues, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Bennett, The Temptations, Peabo Bryson, Jack Jones, and many more.

He has also played with the National Touring Broadway Companies of West Side Story, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, The Producers, and Chicago. As a jazz musician, John has performed at The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Fest, The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee,The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, The Mount Shasta Jazz Festival, The San Juan Island Jazz Festival, and numerous others. John has also worked with jazz festival names like Bill Allred and Alan Vache.

As a symphony musician, John has played with The Wichita Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, The Villages Orchestra and The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, where he has been a featured soloist. You can find Johnʼs discography on line at

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