Jazz pianist John Roothaan has appeared at jazz events worldwide,
including performances at the Chicago Jazz Fest, Montreaux Jazz Fest,
and the North Sea Jazz Fest.
He regularly performs at Chicago-area venues such as,
the Signature Room in the Hancock Center and at the legendary Pump Room.
John holds a Master of Music degree from Chicago Musical College
and a Doctor of Arts in Music from Ball State University in Indiana,
where he currently serves as professor of music composition and theory.
In addition to operating his own record label Reigning Rooster Records.
John has contributed to many jazz recordings as producer, composer,
arranger, and accompanist, and is a member of ASCAP.
He recently founded the Chicago Jazz Commission,
an organization dedicated to promoting jazz performance and education.
NEW! John just recently opened The Skokie School of Music, where he acts as Director & Instructor.