from Washington, D.C., John Royen as an up and coming young jazz pianist,
moved to New Orleans in 1976 to learn from and play with the best jazz
musicians in the country. He
was fortunate enough to study with the great Don Ewell and to pick up some
important pointers from the likes of Joe Turner and Washington D.C. pianist,
John Eaton. Since his arrival
in New Orleans, he has been a
fixture on the jazz scene here, both as a popular on-call pianist and as a
core member of most of the well-known jazz groups.
Having an extensive knowledge of jazz history, John can deliver a
variety of musical presentations, from a solo or ensemble jazz performance
to a lecture on early jazz and its development. With over 25 years of experience, he can draw on the finest musicians
from New Orleans and around the country to assemble a variety of jazz groups
for any type of function.