John Lake is a trumpet player and composer living in New York City. An accomplished and versatile instrumentalist, John maintains a busy performance schedule as a jazz soloist, as well as an being in-demand lead trumpet player on the big band and musical theater scenes. His diverse musical talents have afforded him opportunities to perform and record with artists such as Jon Lithgow, Denzal Sinclaire, Mac Miller, Marin Mazzie, Josh Groban, Michael Feinstein, Kristin Chenoweth, and David Hyde Pierce.  John also composes and arranges original music for his own acoustic jazz septet, The John Lake Ensemble.  His compositions and arrangements have been featured by the big bands of New York University, Ithaca College, Celebrity Cruises, and many more.

Originally from western Ohio, Lake holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. John has continued his academic interests into his professional career, and has recently written for DownBeat magazine’s Woodshed section.

John plays and endorses XO Brass trumpets and flugelhorns.