Contact & Booking

John Groves


Education Credentials

​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.

Private Instruction

​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).

Student Results

​Lessons build personal musicianship confidence and a life time of music appreciation skills. 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.

Performance Experience

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 Performing with: 
JOHN GROVES JAZZ COMBO ​- band leader / trombone
- R&B Funk Band trombonist
AVAILABLE AS A FREELANCE MUSICIAN of trombone & didgeridoo.

A sampling of musicians, ensembles, events & places John has performed with or at have been:
Kalimba (Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band), 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, Didgeridoo presentation at the National Music Museum at University of South Dakota, Clearwater Casino, World Rhythm Festival in Seattle, Harrah's, Feather Falls Casino in California, Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in El Paso Texas, 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, Snoqualmie Casino. 

John Groves albums available at most digital music download sites.
iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and most digital music download sites across the web.
​Find John's music at your favorite music download site by using the search phrase "John Groves Didgeridoo"