Announcing: Our new CD "Scotch & Soda...with a Twist" available for $12 by calling (864)325-6778 or e-mailing email@example.com. Also available at our live performances for $10.
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, Taylors First Baptist Church Orchestra.
He performs, adjudicates, 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. We often add a bassist for an extra "twist". Decembers find Scotch & Soda providing "Christmas Spirits" for many a holiday occasion. *Check out our new CD "Scotch & Soda...with a Twist"*
Trumpeters Two...We perform at weddings, church services, and funerals. We recommend Randall Blackburn, organist, and together we perform our hour-long program "The Trumpets Shall Sound" for your special church event.
The Grumpy Old Jazzmen...John Hoppe, vocals, cornet, fluegelhorn,, Joe DiPrima, guitar, Pete Cash, bass, .... The best in classic jazz for any occasion or venue...Remember, it is never to early to book us for a Grumpy Little Christmas.
La Bon Musique...John Hoppe, English vocals, muted trumpet, Chantal Haskell, violin & French vocals, Vincent Demor, accordion, John Brookshire, bass. A French Cafe Band for America. We perform popular French music, French music made popular with English lyrics, and American music extolling the joys of France. Keep us in mind this December for la joyeux noel.
A Touch of Brass...A brass quintet which plays everything from Bach to Beatles with many stops in between. We perform both sacred and secular Christmas Music. "You sound like Christmas at Macy's back when Macy's WAS Macy's!" - Howard Entertainment, IGCA
The Swing Shift Combo...Swing and jazz classics with a sprinkling of other genres performed by a 10-piece combo featuring the lead trumpet and vocals of John Hoppe and jazz masters Dave Vandenberg, trumpet, Don Burts, piano, and Jeff Hook, drums as well as the vocal stylings of Allyson Cox.
The Godfrey Daniels Big Band...A swinging 18-piece big band which includes The Swing Shift Combo, and Scotch & Soda...with a Twist...you get three fine bands for the price of one. For special patriotic events, we become an 19-piece concert big band to perform our popular Patriotic Pops Concert
All-Purpose Grind...Roughly translated as to "What you will". So far we've performed as Fifties, British Invasion, Cabaret, jazz, and Roaring Twenties band. Let us know what type of music YOU'RE requiring.
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, Pretty Place, Ryan Nicholas Inn, Summit Hills, TimbeRock @ Hoskins Family Farm, Tryon Estates, Woodlawn Funeral Home, and The Wyche Pavillion and as of August, 2013 has been booked into performance venues in the Poconos such as Miguel's of Belfast and Sycamore Grille.
He has performed for events which have 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, 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.
Booking agents with whom he is associated include Crawford Strategy, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Purpose Grind performing French Cafe music
This group has a fluid membership, so can and does perform a wide variety of music - 50s, British Invasion, Roaring 20s, French Cabaret,
Jazz Standards, Stage Door Canteen, French Cafe, Christmas
This incarnation of the group: John Brookshire, bass; Chantal Haskell, violin/vocals; John Hoppe, trumpet/vocals; Vince Demore, accordion
*thanks to Mara-lee Lapp Stricker for the photo*
The Swing Shift Combo at the Furman Lakeside Concert Series
June 13, 2013