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Music Is My Business

The Ship in the West Bottoms, KC.


John playing that classic New Orleans tune with the Draper Family Band.

How Long Blues

John played this slow solo blues piano song at the Sherwood Center 2017 Blues and BBQ Festival.

Preservation Hall All Stars featuring Leroy Jones

Preservation Hall in New Orleans with Leroy Jones!!

Diverse playing featuring Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson is a living jazz legend. He produced Diverse’s album and played a couple gigs with them. What a blast!

Lemoncello – Diverse Featuring Bobby Watson and Jaleel Shaw

Diverse did a feature series and brought in the great Jaleel Shaw. Jaleel and Bobby Watson together is quite a treat!

The Making of the Common Good Brass Band

This is an overview video of why John started The Common Good Brass Band and wrote the music.

The Common Good Brass Band – When the Saints go Marching In

The band playing at a worship service

Common Good Brass Band – I Feel like Praising The Lord

Getting the worship service started.

Just Do You – JAM-ALL

John loved playing in Jamal’s band. He’ll never forget the first time he played with Jamall. Jamall showed up to a gig with just a high hat, snare and kick drum and sounded better than most drummers!

Diverse Plays Common’s Like Water For Chocolate

Diverse had a blast doing this tribute to Common playing his album Like Water For Chocolate.

Afro Break Beats

John spent a bit of time dj’ing and playing keytar with Brandon Draper on drums.

Electric England

John had a great couple of nights in St. Louis at a festival with Brandon Draper and Eric Gould.

W/ KSU Percussion Ensemble

John played keytar with the Kansas State Percussion Ensemble and Brandon Draper who wrote this piece.



John is familiar with working in a wide variety of settings and venues.