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John Traphagan

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John has been playing music since he was five years old. He grew up in a family of musicians and was trained in piano at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his teens he participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps. He also has performed as a percussionist with the Nashua Symphony Orchestra and sang in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience with the Savoyard Light Opera Company.

Several drummers have influenced John's playing, including Joe Morello and Connie Kay. One of his favorite jazz drummers is Larry Bunker, who was a member of the Bill Evans Trio for a few years in the 1960s.

He has performed as a jazz drummer for several years in the Austin area and has also played at jazz clubs as far away as Tokyo.
Additional Links:
The Botolph Jazz Trio - www.botolphjazztrio.com

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