John's latest venture is his album, 'Sure Thing' which is a synthesis of all his past work and features classic songs from the 30's, 40's and 50's by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart. John arranged, produced and conducted all the music on his album with vocals by acclaimed American Jazz singer Joan Viskant. John had previously worked with Joan and knew that her distinctive voice would be able to do justice to the songs.
This new album is a collaboration of one of the world's greatest composers and arrangers and American singer Joan Viskant features an all star cast of musicians.
Trumpets: Steve Sidwell, Henry Lowther, Gerard Presencer, Guy Barker
Trombones: Mark Nightingale, Pete Beachill, Richard Edwards, Malcolm Griffiths, Sarah Willaims
Woodwinds: Ray Swinfield, Nigel Hitchock, Bob Sydor, Ian Dixon, Alan Barnes, Andy Findon, jamie Talbot, Chris O'Neal
Piano: Dave Hartley, Robin Aspland
Guitar: Mitch Dalton, John Etheridge
Bass: Paul Morgan
Drums: Ralph Salmins
Vibes: Anthony Kerr
Percussion: Eric Allen
Harp: Fiona Hibbert, Skaila Kanga
Horns: Richard Watkins, John Rooke, Frank Lloyd, Simon Rayner, Pip Eastop, Jom Rattigan, Hugh Seenan
Orchestra led by Gavyn Wright