About the event
John Dover is an endorsed artist and clinician for Bach trumpets. Through his tenure as a professional musician, he has had the opportunity to work with some of the industries top talents, performing in any genre of music from classical to rock to jazz. John brings his warmth and depth to every stage. As a story teller through sound, John has also ventures into the world of writing with his creation of “Johnny Scotch”, a series of comic books and story collections that has inspired it’s own Jazz Noir musical show composed by Thomas Barber and performed by John Dover. The Jazz Noir adventures that John shares through his stories tap into the dark and heroic nature of his music. Other projects and performers John has worked with include: Jeff Coffin, Patrick Lamb, The John Dover Quintet, Johnny Scotch and the Rocks, Portlandia Brass Ensemble, The Colin Trio, Chase Padgett, The Choppers Brass Quintet, The High Street Band, The Legacy Big Band, Opera Theater Oregon, The Montana Jazz Collective, David Brothers, Sean Ghazi, Tony Starlight, Bo Ayars, and the list continues to build. As an artist and clinician for Bach Trumpets, John gets the opportunity to share his passion for music with the younger generation through clinics and guest artist appearances as well.
“Lyricism in Improvisation” The repetition of patterns and scales can guide a player through the intricate web of chords. But when it comes to storytelling, building lyrical improvised composition is what keeps an audience coming back and shows a player’s musical maturity.
SPONSORED BY ALLEGRO. Allegro is an umbrella Registered Student Organization that represents all music student organizations at Washington State University. Allegro aims to excite and inspire through music by partnering with student organizations to provide funding for world-renowned guest artists to perform and work one-on-one with students on the Pullman campus. Allegro receives generous funding from the Associated Students of Washington State University.