While following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, John Allred has made a pretty big name for himself along the way. The accomplished trombonist was a lead and featured soloist with the legendary Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd in the 80s. Today, he continues appearing with the orchestra under the direction of Frank Tiberi. John also has toured with the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band and performed with The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Toshiko Akioshi’s Big Band, Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks and the Louis Armstrong Centennial band. Now honing his stylistic skills in New York City, John brings his brilliance on the brass back to The Jazz Cruise in 2016.