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John Gibson is a veteran music arranger who has been supplying woodwind players with interesting, well-crafted arrangements since 1998. That was the year JB Linear Music was formed to market great sheet music for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon. John has over 600 pieces of music ranging from solos to duets to large woodwind ensembles. Many of them have been performed all over the world and reviewed in international woodwind magazines.
John was born in Dallas, Texas and began studying with Oakley Pittman, who was director of bands at Southern Methodist University and principal clarinettist of the Dallas Symphony. John and his family moved to Denver, Colorado where he studied with the retired principal clarinetist of the Denver Symphony, Val (Tiny) Henrich. Further studies with David Etheridge, Jerry Neil Smith, and John McGrosso completed his studies and resulted in a music education degree and a masters of music performance degree from the University of Colorado. During his time at CU, John discovered his interest in arranging, taking classes in that topic whenever possible. While clarinet has been his principal instrument, he also played oboe, flute, saxophone and penny whistles.