John Warton is an active freelance musician in the Portland Metro area. He plays second trombone with the Portland Columbia Symphony, and substitutes in the Newport Symphony and other brass ensembles around town, as well as occasional appearing with the Portland Festival Orchestra, the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Portland Opera Orchestra.
John attended Portland State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. He is also a founding member of the Pleiades Brass Quartet, the Perennial Brass Ensemble, and most recently, the Pacific Trombone Quartet here in the Northwest. John currently teaches trombone in the Portland Metro area, and is the Low Brass instructor at Concordia University.
He has been married to his wife Karen for over 24 years and has a wonderful nine-year old daughter, both of whom he adores.
Crazy Jane Prevails, 2015
First Blast of the Trumpet