One of the most versatile musicians in the southeast, John Hoppe holds degrees from Brevard College and Mars Hill College. He has performed as a member of
Alma de Candela ,The Asheville Symphony, Carolina Pops, The Foothills Oompah Band http://www.foothillsoompahband.com/, The Foothills Philharmonic, Jazz Stomp Revue, The Pat Throneburg Big Band, Pyramid Brass, The Steubenville Toodlers, Taylors First Baptist Church Orchestra and is a featured soloist at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Travelers Rest.
Mr. Hoppe has performed at venues including area churches, the original
Blues Boulevard Jazz Club, The Brown Street Club, The Capital City Club,
Carolina First Center, The Cascades at Verdae, Charlie's Steak House,
Courtyard Marriott, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Embassy Suites, Faith
Chapel, Fleur Field, Fountain Inn Fountain, Furman University
Amphitheatre, Gaston Country Club, High Cotton, The Hyatt Regency,
Larkin's on the River, London's
Restaurant & Jazz Bar,The Masters' House, Patrick Square, The
Phoenix Greenville's Inn, Pretty Place, Ryan Nicholas Inn, Summit Hills,
TimbeRock @ Hoskins Family Farm,
Tryon Estates, The Westin-Poinsett Hotel, The Woodlands, Woodlawn Funeral Home, and The Wyche
Pavillion and has been booked into performance venues in the Poconos
such as Miguel's of Belfast and Sycamore Grille.
He has performed for events which include Annual 4th of July Concerts,
Artisphere Kick-off & Statue Unveiling, Cascades Verdae Signing Day
& Grand Opening, City of Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce Awards
Banquet, Fridays at the Fountain Concert Series, funerals, Furman
Lakeside Concert Series, Greenville Drive baseball games, Greenville's
Inaugural Ball, Greenville Rotaract's Wine & Jazz, High Cotton's
Sunday Jazz Brunch, Jazz on the Square, Leadership Greenville Graduation
Banquets, The Hope Ball Sponsors' Reception, Mardi
Gras celebrations, Metropolitan Club United Way Banquet, Relay for Life,
The Sarcoma Warriors Jazz Jam Block Party, Upstate Forever's Dinner of
the Decade, Veteran's Day events, other banquets, civic and
corporate events, dining entertainment, parties and receptions, plus
church services and weddings.
He is the former Upper Brass Instructor at The Palmetto Fine Arts Academy, and adjudicates, performs and teaches free-lance as THIS TRUMPET FOR HIRE and leads his own musical entities:
Scotch & Soda... John Hoppe, vocals, trumpet, fluegelhorn and Don Burts, piano & vocals...The Great American Saloon Singer Songbook performed in a style as intimate and refreshing as a Scotch and Soda...with a Twist. We often add bassist Pete Cash for an extra "Twist". Decembers find Scotch & Soda providing "Christmas Spirits" for many a holiday occasion. Our CD "Scotch & Soda...with a Twist" available for $12
by calling (864)325-6778 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also
available at our live performances for $10.
The Foothills Oompah Band...now in our TWENTIETH continuous year. John Hoppe, trumpet & vocals; Matt Hanna (co-owner), clarinet & vocals; Kemp Williams, drums (founder); Al Mulle, accordion; Abe Marsh, tuba
Trumpeters Two... Trumpet duo for church services and programs, weddings, funerals.
The Grumpy Old Jazzmen...Classic jazz trio with trumpet, guitar, bass
La Bon Musique...A French Cafe Band for America.
The Discouraging Word…A folk group performing hits of the folk era plus sparkling new originals... We perform St. Patrick's Day parties and concerts as Whiskey in the Jar.
A Touch of Brass...Brass quintet which performs music from Bach to the Beatles including secular and sacred Christmas favorites. "You sound like Christmas at Macy's back when Macy's WAS Macy's!" - Howard Entertainment, IGCA
The Swing Shift Combo...9-piece jazz / swing combo
The Godfrey Daniels Big Band...A swinging 19-piece big band which includes The Swing Shift Combo, and Scotch & Soda...with a Twist...For special patriotic events, we perform our popular Patriotic Pops Concert
All-Purpose Grind...Roughly translated as to "What you will". Let us know what type of music YOU'RE requiring.
Booking agents who have used his talents include Crawford Strategy, Galloway Productions, Howard Events IGCA, Smoak Public Relations, and Up to 11 Events.
John Hoppe will provide the very best live! music for
your club, restaurant, or special event, whether it be business,
wedding & reception, party, concert, or any other occasion.
Telephone us at: (864)325-6778
Email us at: email@example.com
Performing with Dan Danish as Scotch & Soda @ Sycamore Grille, Delaware Water Gap, PA
John Hoppe @ Crystal Rain Recording Studio - he appears on the new Paradise Blue release "X" (Ten)