John Cavalier is a jazz drummer currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Dallas, Texas, he studied at the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After Graduating, John moved to San Francisco to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with great musicians such as Matt Wilson, Jake Nissly, Matt Brewer, Edward Simon and Julian Lage. John has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Next Generation Jazz Festival competition first place combo , Carnegie Hall, the Meyerson Symphony Hall, opened up for Eryka Badu at the Winspear Opera House, the SF Jazz Center and countless smaller clubs and venues.
John currently attends the San Francisco Conservatory where he plans to graduate with a degree in jazz performance.