Trumpet, Heavyweights Brass Band
One of Toronto’s busiest hornmen, John Pittman is in high demand as both a soloist and lead player on the jazz, commercial and salsa scenes because of his big sound, high energy and melodicism. Pittman is the winner of several awards including the Shirmer Prize and Raymond Wright Scholarship. While he considers the Heavyweights his home, Pittman can also be heard playing regularly with The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Conjunto Lacalu, The Lula All-Stars and the Yani Borrell Orchestra. In addition to performing, Pittman is a passionate educator who places a priority on developing the improvisational and creative skills of young musicians. He has served as an adjudicator, guest artist and clinician throughout Canada and the United States and currently teaches at The Sterling Hall School.