John DePaola is a freelance trumpeter in Orlando, Florida. His style of jazz improvisation radiates warmth and is complimented by his ability to create melodic solos. He performs regularly at jazz societies and varied venues in central and southern Florida.
The quartet features John on trumpet, Dave MacKenzie on sax and flute, Walt Hubbard on drums, Charlie Silva on bass, and Bob Thornton on piano.
DePaola's CD "Take Two" is a soulful collection of Jazz Standards , Popular Songs from the 60's, and Original Compositions featuring the John DePaola Quartet with Jeff Phillips on Piano and Organ, Paul Parker on Drums and Percussion, and Charlie Silva on Upright and Electric Bass. It rose to number one on Jazz radio charts.
"A fantastic Jazz musician. His trumpet playing is simply superb." Rick Gee, Owner "Gee's Jazz Jamm Inc."
"We always love to have John come to us - his performances are awesome." Walter Griffith, "Jazz Lovers" and "More Jazz" Clubs
"John and his musicians are to put it mildly, "OUTSTANDING!" Dave Walrath, President of the Sarasota Jazz Club
John DePaola will be performing at Blue Bamboo on September 4, 2022.