John L. McVey - Tenor/Bass Trombone
John is a
free-lance trombonist in the metro Maryland/DC area and first played with the Crabtowne
Big Band as a substitute Bass trombonist in September 1997. He now plays
all books when called upon.
In addition to
performing with the Crabtowne Big Band,
John maintains a busy schedule, performing regularly with the Bayside
Band at Bamboo Bernies
in Pasadena, MD. and the
Rockville Dixie Rascals.
He has also
performed with the Don Junker Big Band, the Hank Levy Reunion Big Band, The
Baltimore Big Band ( aka The Chuck Funn Orchestra), Them Eastport Oyster Boys,
the Rockville Concert Band, the Columbia Concert Band, the Columbia
Jazz Ensemble, the Village Jazz Band in Gaithersburg, A Band For All
Seasons in Laurel, and the Browningsville
Cornet Band. John's
other credits include recording sessions with Crabtowne,
Rascals, the Epiphany
Episcopal Church in Odenton MD, and for the musical productions
of Lil' Abner, Big River, Me and My Gal, Annie, and Funny Girl at the Chesapeake
Music Hall Dinner Theater in Annapolis, Md.
"Pay me or feed me and
I'll play anywhere"
John plays a 1965 King 2B for all
jazz and small combo work, a
42K in the concert band, and a
John attended Mississippi State University from 1969-71, majoring
first in Agricultural Engineering and then Music Education. After joining the Navy to see the world
1971, he made it a career and retired in
January 1993 after 22 years as a Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical).
To actually make a living
pay for his music habit, John works as an Information Systems
Analyst at the
Federal Reserve Board
in Washington. He provides desktop
computer support, Help Desk Management, network administration support, Lotus
Notes Support, SQL Server support, and Intranet web administration. John also does internet
web development as a hobby and maintains several websites for the organizations
with which he is involved. Please visit the gateway to John's personal websites at