Excellent class. Bret has a lot of patience and that is a good skill that for me as a new beginner I appreciate
A native of Ft. Myers Florida, Jeremiah’s
musical background has been diverse.
Originally an oboist at the inception of his musical study, the crux of his performance focus has been around jazz under the tutelage of his mentor Dan Miller (trumpet for Harry Connick Jr.). He has performed in All State Bands in middle school, with pianist Marcus Roberts at Florida State University – where St. John obtained his undergraduate degree – Trombones de Costa Rica at the University of Central Florida, and as seasonal musician at the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
The focus of his development has been largely around the improvisations of Charlie Parker, J. J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Miles Davis, and others, but his interests also span into the pedagogical realm of trombone performance. His classical repertoire has been refined under the direction of Luis Fred (Puerto Rico Conservatory) at Central Florida, and he has since enjoyed forays into teaching trombone performance, most recently with Colonial High School’s marching band for their 2018-2019 season, as well as the All-State Jazz Prep clinic, hosted at Central Florida Performing Arts Center.
He is currently seeking to complete his Master’s in trombone performance and works frequently around the greater Orlando area as a freelance musician.