John is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist who originates and resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
John grew up trained in classical piano from the age of 5 and also gained experience playing as a church musician. At the age of 18 after being enrolled to study music at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, he was exposed to jazz music and decided to pursue that as his art. Since graduating with a BMus in 2010, John has been an active member of the Malaysian jazz scene and also currently teaches at the jazz faculty of University of Malaya as the jazz piano tutor as well as facilitator of the jazz ensemble.
John has performed at an array of jazz venues around Australia, Singapore, China and Malaysia. He has worked with a number of internationally acclaimed and accomplished musicians such as Shunzo Ohno (Japan), Michael Simon (Venezuela), Diego Maroto (Mexico), Rodrigo Villanueva (Mexico), Maciej Fortuna (Poland), Chika Asamoto (Japan), James Flynn (Australia), Phil Scorgie (New Zealand) and many more.
John currently performs as a solo artist and with various bands that cover a vast array of genres and musical styles. He has recently released two EP's that display his original compositions. Aside from that, John's passion is to mentor and guide young and upcoming musicians to find their place in the music scene. He is currently on the organising committee of the Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival that gives young musicians an opportunity to be exposed, discovered and find their unique sound.
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