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About John Calloway


John Calloway is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has performed with Pete Escovedo, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Max Roach, Omar Sosa and SFJAZZ. His recording credits include his two CDs, Diaspora and The Code, and the Grammy nominated recordings SF Bay, Ritmo y Candela and Ritmo y Candela II.
John has taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Jazz School in Berkeley, and was a program facilitator at the National School of the Arts in Havana, Cuba. He is currently on faculty at San Francisco State University and has taught in the San Francisco Unified School District for over 20 years. John is also the musical director of the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, a grassroots group that offers free instruction in Latin American music to students of various socioeconomic backgrounds.
John earned a B.A. in music from City University of New York, an M.A. in Music Education from San Francisco State University, and received a Doctorate of Education from the University of San Francisco. He is currently a consultant on issues related to music, the arts, and multicultural and urban education for the Music National Service Initiative, SFJAZZ, the Stanford Jazz Workshop and JazzCampWest. John also serves the advisory committee for the SFUSD Arts Education Master Plan and the San Jose Jazz Society.

John Calloway joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 08, 2011