Guitarist/Composer/Educator, John Baboian, has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Before beginning his teaching career at Berklee, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Berklee and later a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory.
Although best known for his work in the jazz & swing idioms, John has performed in the Classical, Blues, Rock, R&B, Latin and World music genres. His performances include concerts, clubs, recordings, radio and television throughout the United States and Canada, as well as performances and teaching clinics in Japan, Central & South Americas, Europe, South Africa, and the former Soviet Union including his ancestral home, Armenia.
His compositions and arrangements have been heard on television shows “Walker, Texas Ranger”, UPN’s “Seven Days”, ABC’s “All My Children”, HBO’s “The Soprano’s”, and others. He has accompanied headliners Frankie Avalon, Sergio Franchi, Connie Francis, Tom Jones, Al Martino, Marilyn Michaels, Jim Nabors, Bobby Rydell, Ben Vereen and many others, and has shared the stage with Jazz greats Gary Burton, Alan Dawson, Joe Lovano, Bob Moses, Herb Pomeroy, Esperanza Spalding, Leni Stern, Phil Wilson, Warren Vache and many others.
John plays and is an endorser of D’Addario strings.