John Aaron Troy began studies of the saxophone at age 12. Continuing his studies at Fredonia University, studying traditional Classical Saxophone, with Wildy Zumwalt, John discovered the world of Jazz, through the direction of greats Dave Schiavone and Bruce Johnstone. John received a B.A. in Jazz Studies (Woodwinds) from Purchase Conservatory, under the tutelage of Eric Alexander. John maintains an active performance and instruction/clinician itinerary throughout the east coast of the U.S. John has also honed his woodwind capabilities for numerous touring and regional productions including Shrek, Anything Goes, Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street, Urine Town, and Guys and Dolls. He has traveled the world as a solo act, in musical productions, and commercial bands on acclaimed cruise line companies.
He has performed/studied with the likes of Eric Alexander, Christian Scott, Regina Carter, Pharoah Manch, Nick Peyton, Jon Gordon, Jon Faddis, Steve Wilson, Ralph Lalama, Todd Coolman, Tim Armacost, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Stacy Dillard, Mike Dubaniewicz, Hal Galper, Arturo O’ Farrell, Pete Malinverni, George Caldwell, Vincent DiMartino, and Charles Blenzig. As he continues to explore his musicality, certainly keep all ears and eyes out John Aaron Troy.
" Mr. Troy is a young man that never showed me anything less than full dedication to becoming a better jazz player and a master of all wood winds while he studied with me. I have followed his career since he left college and can plainly see that his trajectory has continued ever upward. He is one of those young men that, because of his talent—-but more so because of his humility and dedication—that the “sky is really the limit” in terms of where he is headed."