Detroit born saxophonist John Wojciechowski, of whom the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich wrote “…technically accomplished, musically profound and harmonically daring,” currently lives, teaches and performs in the Chicago area.
Besides being an active performer, Mr. Wojciechowski is a jazz educator noted for his versatility and innovation. He has taught at the public school as well as university levels and has extensive experience as a guest artist/clinician in a variety of educational settings.
A National Board Certified Teacher, Mr. Wojciechowski is currently a member of the music faculty at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles, Illinois where he teaches AP Music Theory, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensembles. He has also taught at Northwestern University as well as Northern Illinois University.
A finalist in the 1996 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, some of the groups he has performed or recorded with include The Woody Herman Orchestra, Charlie Haden, Nancy Wilson, Clark Terry, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Jimmy Scott, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra,The Chicago Jazz Orchestra and The Chicago Jazz Ensemble. As a Selmer Endorsing Artist, Mr. Wojciechowski uses and endorses Selmer Saxophones exclusively.
Mr. Wojciechowski's schedule:
Period 1: AP Music Theory
Period 2: Chamber Orchestra
Period 3: Jazz Lab Band
Period 5: Jazz Workshop
Period 7: Symphonic Orchestra
Email address: John.P.Wojciechowski@d303.org