John Kricker is a native Floridian and has been an active freelance musician in south Florida for the past 30 years and has been teaching at the New World School of the Arts since 2002. He performs on tenor trombone, bass trombone, and tuba. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Music from where he has received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. During his career, he has performed for many major stars in virtually every musical genre including Luciano Pavaroti, Placido Domingo, Jose Cararas, Sarah Brightman; Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis, Steve and Eydie, Jack Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones, Robert Goulet, Ben Vareen, Joey Bishop, Donald O’Conner, Danny Thomas, Vic Damone, Lou Rawls, Jerry Vale, Tony Martin; Linda Ronstadt, Pia Zadora, Nell Carter, Natalie Cole, Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Hamlisch, Wayne Newton, Burt Bacharach, Roy Clark, Kenny Rogers, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, Boots Randolph, Hal Linden, Larry Elgart, Willie Chirino, Juan Gabriel, Nelson Ned, Arturo Sandoval, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Jon Secada, Mana, The Platters, The Spinners, The O’Jays, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Moody Blues, The Fifth Dimension, The Smothers Brothers, Dr. John, and P Diddy. Mr. Kricker is also a frequent performer in a variety of South Florida Orchestras, Brass Groups, Ballet and Opera Companies, Broadway and Theater Shows, Jazz and Commercial Ensembles, and Wedding Bands. He is an active studio musician. John is also a member of the award winning Jaco Pastorius Big Band.