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De Paola 


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John DePaola has been a full time freelance trumpeter for over 30 years. He lives in Orlando, FL where he has been a musician at Walt Disney World and a member of the Rosie O’Grady’s Goodtime Jazz Band. John has performed with entertainers such as Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Moody Blues, and many others. He has also played for national touring Broadway Shows like West Side Story, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, The Producers, and Chicago. John is also a regular performer at jazz festivals across the U.S. with different groups and has also leads his own group, performing for Jazz clubs and societies in Florida. He is in his 3rd season as a member of the Dr Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Rodney Whitaker As a symphony musician, John has played Principal Trumpet with The Villages Philharmonic since 2003 and also served as Principal Trumpet with the Imperial Symphony in Lakeland Fl. He also performs with The Brevard Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic when required to do so. You can see his concert schedule and listen to his latest recording “Take Two”

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