New York City based trumpeter and composer John Blevins has performed and/or recorded with Stew and the Negro Problem, Spike Lee, The Total Bent at The Public Theater, David Byrne's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at The Public Theater, Festival of New Trumpet Music led by Dave Douglas, Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jonathan Finlayson, Jason Palmer, Shane Endsley, Ralph Alessi, Michaël Attias, and Alan Ferber, Pericles at Theatre for a New Audience, The Brawner Brothers' Ray On My Mind, Noah & the MegaFauna, Brian Krock's Big Heart Machine, Peter Lenz/Billy Test Large Ensemble, Josh Green & the Cyborg Orchestra, Prospect Theater Company's The Underclassman and Iron Curtain, Royal Caribbean Cruises, iconiQ: The Soundtrack Orchestra, Cerebral People Project, Spirit Animal, Morningsiders, Joe Gallant Illuminati Orchestra, Carol Lynn Townes, Atomic Funk Project, Brooks Frederickson, and Leave a Lasting Mark, among others.

After earning Bachelor of Music degrees from Indiana University in Trumpet Performance and Jazz Studies in 2009, John moved to Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance at New York University in 2013, where he taught as an adjunct guitar and trumpet instructor and interned at Saturday Night Live with music director Lenny Pickett. John is a producer for Wing Walker Music, an executive board member of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, a teaching artist with Creative Music Programs in Brooklyn, and an adjunct faculty member at New York University. His latest original project, Matterhorn, released its debut album on pfMENTUM records in 2015.