John was the leader of his own jazz group, the Latin Quarter making performances in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, and across the island. John collaborated on numerous occasions with the top Taiwan jazz drummer, Rich Huang, to form the Taipei Jazz Ensemble (TJE), making the first appearances in the National Concert Hall by a local jazz group. In 2000, John was invited by Asian star pianist Jeremy Monteiro to appear in the first Singapore International Jazz Festival alongside Ernie Watts, sax, and Hino Terumasa, trumpet.
John’s playing career includes an impressive list of ensembles including the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Chamber Brass, solo work, big band, jazz quintet and more. John continues to perform regularly as a faculty member of Douglas College and in freelance engagements in the Vancouver area.
From 1989 - 2003, John was Principal Trombone of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra performing in the National Concert Hall of Taiwan and across the island. Concurrently, John made more than 1,000 performances with the touring chamber group, the Yeh Shu-Han brass quintet, recording 5 CDs, performing in the U.S., Japan, China, Korea and in concert halls across Taiwan. As the pioneer brass group in Taiwan, the quintet gave the first command performance for the first democratically elected President of Taiwan, Lee Teng-Hui.