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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, 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 Also available at our live performances for $10. 

The Foothills Oompah 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 f
olk 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
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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)

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