John D. RojakBack To Artist-Faculty
John D. Rojak joined the American Brass Quintet in 1991 and has been in residence with them at Juilliard and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He is a member of the New York Pops, Orchestra of St. Luke's, IRIS, Stamford Symphony, and Little Orchestra Society. He has performed and recorded with New York Philharmonic, Orpheus, and Solisti New York, and performed with the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, NYC Ballet, NYC Opera, and many international ballet companies. He has been active in the commercial field, playing the complete sixteen-year Broadway run of Les Misérables, the shows Sugar Babies and The Producers, recordings, and performing with Metallica in Madison Square Garden. He also had the honor of performing music for Pope John Paul II both in Central Park and at St. Patrick's Cathedral. As soloist, he has released The Romantic Bass Trombone on MMC and is featured on Bass Hits on Albany and The Essential Rochut on Belle Records. Mr. Rojak has given master classes throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Mexico, and in addition to Juilliard and Aspen, serves on the faculties of Hartt and NYU, where he is the Director of Brass Studies.