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Hi, Welcome to my website. I'm glad you are here. This is the NEW website of John Temmerman, www.JazzmanJohn.com and www.jazzobsession.com

I teach all sizes of saxophones and clarinet and I perform throughout the Chicagoland area.

Please navigate through the menu above to get more information about lessons, my recordings, my performances and resources to help you and/or your children to play better.

Please check back periodically as I update the pages.

For more information, email me at tenorsaxxy@aol.com  or call me at 847 322-6768

 

I'm John Temmerman. I perform mostly jazz, funk and fusion on the tenor and soprano saxes, but I also play alto and baritone saxes and all the clarinets.

I started clarinet in middle school and then took up the alto saxophone in high school. While pursuing a business career including an advanced degree, I took my alto to the Saxophone Shop in Evanston to get it appraised. It turned out to be worth 5 times what I paid for it. I figured that I either needed to sell it or play it and made the right choice. I joined the jazz band at Oakton Community College, took up the tenor sax  and was cited during a festival as a top player by Mark Colby. I took lessons with him for 5 years, while I continued my business career. I started playing and teaching professionally in the mid-90s, and issued well reviewed CDs in 2001 and 2008. I retired from the day job in 2010 to care for my disabled wife but continue to perform and teach actively.

Right now, I'm performing occasional but meaningful gigs both as a leader and band member, trying to help my many students to play better and enjoy music more and continuing to refine my musical skills. I care for my disabled wife during the day and teach out of my home studio in Skokie during evenings and weekends.

 

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