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Bach Trumpet Artist, John Dover, based out of Portland, Oregon, fuses his classic sound with a modern edge. John’s influences range from the jazz sounds of Miles Davis and Chet Baker to the modern pop of Sting and Jamie Cullum. John takes the trumpet’s full spectrum of sound and delivers a contemporary approach to a romantic instrument.

John was schooled on the legends of West Coast Cool, Funk, and Be Bop as well as classical theory, composition, and technique. John’s approach to music is enriched by his experience of over 20 years, making him able to express and enhance his ideas and influences with ease and sensitivity. John’s strong improvisational sense and energy is unforgettable.

John also seeks to influence tomorrow’s generation by reaching out to the communities where he performs. Through private teaching and school clinics in addition to his performances and sessions, John gives these students the chance to interact with professional musicians – something that many of them have not had an opportunity to experience outside of their CD players. John Dover’s musical journey expresses a fusion of sounds for today’s listeners, from Jazz to Funk to Rock to Classical. John Dover and his trumpet,warming you up with his cool tone.

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Member since:
Jul 31 2012
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Chris Botti, Arturo Sandoval, Wynton Marsalis, Jon faddis, Wayne Bergeron, Maynard Ferguson, Allen Vizzutti, Phil Smith, Freddie Hubbard

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Background Singer:


B Flat Trumpet, C Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Piccolo Trumpet, E Flat Trumpet, D Trumpet



Past Events

John Dover premiers his 19 piece Big Band with a tribute to Billy Byers at Vie De Boheme in Portland OR.

John Dover joins the High Street Band for an evening of music at the 7 Feathers Casino in Oregon.

John Dover performs Lead trumpet and solo trumpet for the Pranksters Big Band during the "Walk For Life Relay".

John Dover joins Sean Wagner on stage August 4th at the White Eagle in Portland OR.