"From the moment I laid eyes on the cover of the Reader's Digest Treasury of Short Stories with Louis Armstrong on the cover, I knew that trumpet playing was what I would do for the rest of my life. For a shy kid, the thought of going anywhere in the world and having people understand me through music was intoxicating.
I’ve been playing ever since then."
John L. Worley Jr
John L Worley Jr. is a well known jazz musician, trumpeter and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. His love for jazz and in particular, the trumpet, permeates his work and life. Find out more about his musical contributions and upcoming shows here.
The SJZ Collective went over great on our 2019 Tour of Asia.
We made a lot of new friends and saw ones we met last year too!
I'm going to make a page of memories to share with all of you soon! Check in in a week or two to see it.
As for now, I'm over my jet lag and back to work as usual.
Here are some gigs I'll be doing in the next couple of months and I hope you can fall by and say Hi.
Saturday, November 9th. 6-9pm
John Worley and the Mo-Chi Trio
Bushido Japanese Restaurant
156 Castro St
Mountain View, CA
Sunday, November 10th. 7:30pm
Rebekah Victoria CD Release Party “Songs of the Decade” Patois Records
863 Main St
Redwood City, CA
Friday, November 22nd. 12:30-1:30pm
John Worley and the Mo-Chi Quintet
Stanford Hospital Atrium
Bing Concert Series
Friday, November 22nd. 7-11pm
Johnnie Bamont/John Worley Quartet
1090 Point Lobos Ave.
Friday, November 30th. 8-11pm
Stephan Marley and the South Bay Cork-Tet
Hotel De Anza-Hedley Club
233 W. Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA
Sunday December 1st & 8th. 5th Annual Show
Ren’s Winter Wonderland Show
City Lights Theater
529 S. Second St
San Jose, CA
Tours & Concerts
"Finally the world gets a chance to experience the music of one Bay Area's best kept secrets... Whether playing lead, or soloing in the bop style or sharing his vast knowledge with his numerous students, John brings a fresh approach to it all. Worley's music is from the heart..."
Ray Vega, The Bronx, 2002
"Telling a story, making a musical statement is something to often forgotten by artist, as they are too concerned only with their playing. Thank you John for reminding me, once again, what making music is all about."
Tom E. Politzer, Lead Tenor, Tower of Power
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