John Flanders has been one of the most in demand saxophone/woodwind players in Salt Lake City and the Intermountain West for over a decade. You can hear him on t.v. and radio commercials, as well as television shows and movie soundtracks. In addition to being a renowned bandleader and session player, John’s recordings have received critical and popular acclaim, leading to a growing reputation as a composer and arranger.
John has won numerous prestigious City Weekly Best of Utah awards as an instrumentalist as well as with his classic jazz groups. He has performed the National Anthem solo at NBA games, performs with the Utah Symphony, and toured Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and more. His freelancing has lead to performances with The Temptations, Billy Preston, Solomon Burke, Wayne Newton, Frankie Avalon, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles, Patty Andrews, Sam Moore, Ben Folds, and many others. His groups have played main stage at the Park City Internation Jazz Fest, they’ve headlined jazz festivals, in Colorado, and the Salt Lake Jazz Festival.