John Noreyko

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First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Noreyko
Title: 
Fine Arts Associate Faculty
Department: 
Music
Division: 
Division of Fine Arts
Organization: 
Saddleback College

When you think of jazz, the tuba doesn’t usually come to mind. However, for the last 30 years, it’s been on John Noreyko’s mind. During this time, John has honed his skills, not only as a jazz artist, but also as a studio musician. Mr. Noreyko has performed and/or recorded with Sigur Ros, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Fiona Apple and Dwight Yoakum, to name a few. For the last 26 years, he has played in the house jazz band at Disneyland. He is also a founding member of the Side Street Strutters Jazz Band, a 7-piece group that enjoys performing concerts and symphony Pops engagements throughout the world. Last year, he was a Jazz adjudicator for the 2012 International Tuba Euphonium Association’s Roger Bobo Awards.

“My career has been centered on advancing the tuba in all forms of music, especially jazz,” states Noreyko. His latest project, TUBOP, a neo-bop ensemble, pushes the limits of what is possible.