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.
"From the moment I laid eyes on the cover of the Readers Digest Treasury of Short Stories with Louis Armstrong on the cover, I was aware 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. 2003
The WoodShed-May 17th
Illuminations and Reunion...John Worley and the Mo-Chi Quartet featuring Sebastien Lanson
"From Barney Kessel and Chet Baker to Jim Hall and Art Farmer through Kenny Burrell and Donald Byrd,relive the magic of the legendary trumpet and guitar pairings that have illuminated the history of jazz.
Through their interplay and always renewed pleasure of playing together, John Worley and Sebastien Lanson draw from this sacred repertoire to give you an insight into these magical moments."
*Wednesday, May 8th 6-9pm
Ron Karr Trio
Los Altos Grill
233 Third St.
Los Altos, CA
*Friday, May 10th.
John Worley and the Mo-Chi Quartet featuring Sebastien Lanson
Hedley Club-Hotel DeAnza
233 West Santa Clara St.
"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