John Egizi plays trombone and bass, composes and arranges music, and has performed at the White House with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Maceo Parker. Egizi, who plans on releasing his debut solo project before graduating from Berklee College of Music, works as a copyist/arranger for Onyx Productions and as a core music tutor for Berklee. He has performed at the Monterey, North Sea, Toronto, Montreal, and Playboy jazz festivals.
Before earning a presidential scholarship to attend Berklee, Egizi commuted more than two hours each way to begin his music education at L.A. County High School for the Arts. At Berklee, Egizi focuses on Performance/Electronic Projection and Design and he has continued to perform with a wide variety of artists, including Bilal, Peter Erskine, and George Garzone. In this video, Egizi discusses what receiving the presidential scholarship to attend Berklee has meant to him: