John Bacon, percussionist and composer, teaches percussion and Jazz at SUNY Fredonia, percussion at UB and maintains a home teaching studio. He holds a PhD in Music Composition from SUNY at Buffalo and a MM in Percussion Performance from Fredonia. His music has been performed by an eclectic array of musicians, including The Amherst Saxophone Quartet, Leroy Jenkins, the New Jazz Orchestra of Buffalo, the New York New Music Ensemble and the UB Percussion Ensemble. Performance credits include Lester Bowie, Roswell Rudd, Bobby Previte, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bobby Militello, Star People, the Buffalo Jazz Collective and the Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop. His most recent CD is a piano trio recording, œRefractions, featuring the music of Thelonious Monk with Michael McNeill and Danny Ziemann. John is a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award recipient in Music/Sound and a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Composer Commission with Christopher Jentsch 2015.
John Bacon, Jr.
Star People, JBQ, Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop, Buffalo Jazz Collective, Bobby Militello Quartet,