JOHN
O'KEEFE
John O’Keefe
tallahasseecellist@yahoo.com

Education
Stetson University, Deland, Florida BA Philosophy Minor in Music 2007   I was on full scholarship to play in the orchestra
and Studied with David Bjella privately for 3 years
Berklee Boston, Studied jazz and improv at Berklee College of music with Matt Glaser 1997
Booker High School, Sarasota, Florida Studied at performance high school from 1993-1997 and graduated in 1997 with
an emphasis in music.

Albums
• “True North”, a series of solo cello improvisations in February 2012-available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, elsewhere
•    “Spontaneous Creation”with David Cobb in July 2012
Featured as co-composer on the Danny Bedrosian & Secret Army digital single release "Sunny Side Up" in Sept 2012.

• Working on Apalachee Trio album with Sean Gorman (bass) and David Cobb (guitar) set for release in  2017.

Solo Work
• Winner of the West Coast Symphony Concerto Competition in 1996 and soloed with the orchestra
• Vivaldi Cello Concerto with Berklee Chamber Orchestra 1997
• Vivaldi Cello Concerto with MCC Chamber Orchestra 2002
• Winner of Florida Junior College String Competition 2003

Music Groups
• Currently plays cello in the jazz/rock trio The Apalachee Trio and has since April 2010
• Member of Stetson University Chamber Orchestra and was Principal Cellist Senior year
• Principal Cellist of Berklee Chamber Orchestra 1997
• Was Principal Cellist of West Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra and played from 1993-1997
• Played in numerous duos, quartets, trios, chamber groups in jazz rock and classical over 30 year career

Teaching
• Currently teach private cello, , piano and guitar lessons from home
• Sales/ Taught guitar, piano, drums and cello at Ray Wiley Guitars in Tallahassee from April 2010-December 2010-
• Has taught ear training, music theory, guitar , cello and piano privately for over 20 years

Other Musical Experience
• 8 semesters of group piano lessons  • 4 semesters of private piano lessons
• 10 semesters of music theory • 10 semesters of ear training • 26 years of guitar experience in blues, rock and jazz • Read
cello music for over 30 years • 30 years of cello experience