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Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

The Big Bad

Current Projects

Hexed, the fourth studio album from The Big Bad


B.M. West Virginia University 1995, M.M. West Virginia University 1997


Saxophones, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Keyboards, Marching Band Accessories

Favorite Bands

David Bowie, Prince, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, The Clash, Muddy Waters, Parliament-Funkadelic, Hank Williams, Blitzkid, The Rolling Stones, The Cryptkeeper Five, The Beatles, Sam Cooke, The Staples Singers, Otis Redding, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Man Man, Soul Rebels, Rebirth Brass Band, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Tom Waits, Joy Division, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Public Enemy, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Keith Jarrett, The Damned, Amy Winehouse, Bad Religion, The Black Keys, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Booker T & The MGs, Cab Calloway, Charles Mingus, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, The Cramps, Rockwell's Ghost, Tangerine Dream, Rancid, Smokey Robinson, The Coasters, The Specials, Wendy Carlos, The MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Argyle Goolsby, Stevie Nicks, The Dropkick Murphys, Kronos Quartet, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, Little Richard, T. Rex, Mott the Hoople, The Dead Boys, Talking Heads, Donny Hathaway, The Notorious B.I.G., Nine Inch Nails, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Betty Wright, Goblin, Run The Jewels, The Roots, AKLO, Edith Piaf, Amalia Rodrigues, Astor Piazzolla, The Soul Stirrers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Leonard Cohen, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, The Dead Kennedys, Devo, New York Dolls, The Ramones

Favorite Instruments

saxophone, woodwinds, keyboards

Musical Interests

Rock 'n' roll, punk, funk, soul, old-time Appalachian, Afro pop, traditional country, swing, jazz, electronic music, and classical.

Performance Experience

29 years as a performing musician including appearances onstage with Wayne Newton, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, and more.

Teaching Experience

17 years as a music educator teaching elementary to college levels, with experience in band, jazz band, chorus, music history, theory, piano, and guitar.


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About Me

Jack worked as a music educator in southern West Virginia for 17 years before becoming a sales associate at Kerr's Music World, which was acquired by Music & Arts in July of 2019.

He has performed extensively on saxophone, keyboards, and woodwinds with his own band, The Big Bad, as well as touring acts including Wayne Newton, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, and The Temptations.

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