John High, jazz saxophonist and music educator, holds a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.M. degree from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Master of Music Education from Vander Cook College of Music of Chicago, Illinois.
High received much of his jazz training under the direction of Jimmy Cheatham, Richard Davis, Tony King, Manty Ellis, Berkeley Fudge and William ‘Buddy’ Collette. High has participated in jazz workshops presented by Barry Harris, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, James Moody, Richard Davis, Bunky Green and other notable jazz artists.
During his Conservatory Training, High was a member of the jazz honors combo. The jazz honors combo won numerous awards from the University of Notre Dame-Indiana, Elmhurst College-Illinois and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festivals.
High has appeared with Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham, Jesse Hauck, Manty Ellis and Berkeley Fudge. John has also toured nationally and internationally with gospel music productions and US Army Bands.
John currently teaches instrumental music for the Wauwatosa School District of Wisconsin. He is the Senior Pastor of No Middle Ground Worship Center –Milwaukee, Wisconsin and co-owner and recording artist with Highest Praise Records Inc.