Welcome to JcSherman.net!

Tubas - Trombones - Cimbasso - Ophicleide - Serpent - Repairs - Mouthpieces

Considered a “Jack of all Brass,” J.c. Sherman, professional musician, educator, craftsman, composer, and brass historian, is one of a kind.  As a concert soloist, J.c. has traveled nationally and internationally with his tuba.  Regionally, Sherman has performed with every major ensemble in Northeast and North Central Ohio on a full cornucopia of brass instruments. In addition, he performs on his serpent, ophicleide, and other antique instruments throughout the region and nationally.  

Formerly the Principal Tubist of Cleveland Opera and currently Principal Tubist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Sherman is instructor of Tuba & Euphonium at Cleveland State University.  He and his students host TubaChristmas Cleveland and Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day annually.   He performs regularly with the Cleveland POPS and is preparing to celebrate his 20th season with the Blossom Festival Band.  As a chamber performer, he’s a member of the Heritage Brass Quintet, the NEOTuba Quartet, and co-founder of Olympic Brass and the Cleveland Trombone Collective.  A veteran entertainer from SeaWorld of Ohio, he delights in early jazz, performing with The Night Owls, Earlville Jazz Band, The Hot Jazz 7, and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.  J.c. is the co-founder and General Director of Orchestra 19, Northeast Ohio’s new historic performance ensemble featuring concert experiences of the 19th century.

In his workshop, he builds and restores antique instruments and mouthpieces for clients worldwide, while also introducing artists and audiences to his weird and wonderful collection of unusual brass.

J.c. Sherman studied with Ronald T. Bishop (tuba) and Raymond Premru (bass trombone) at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and with Dr. James Albrecht at the University of Akron (bass trombone).  His “Service Dogs March” and other arrangements are published through LudwigMasters Publications; he lives in Painesville Township, Ohio with his bride and two sons, their two cats, and two shiba-inu dogs.

You can read more about him on his biography page.


The Rogers Mouthpiece—commissioned by Craig Kridel after discussions with Christopher Monk, Keith Rogers, and Steven Silverstein, designed by Douglas Yeo, and produced by J.c. Sherman—offers today's players of the euphonium and baritone horn the ability to produce the historical sound of the serpent. 

For more information on these mouthpieces, click here.

Coming Performances

12:00 noon - Oct. 14, 2017
    "Octoot" Oktoberfest
    Chagrin Falls Public Square
    Chagrin Falls, OH - tuba

8:00 p.m. - Oct. 14, 2017
    Orchestra 19
    First Baptist Church
    Shaker Heights, OH - horn

3:00 p.m. - Oct. 15, 2017
    Lake Effect Band
    Sisters of Notre Dame
    Munson, OH - tuba soloist

4:00 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017
    Patriotic Pops
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theater
    Sandusky, OH - tuba

5:30 p.m. - Nov. 26, 2017
    Cleveland Tuba Christmas
    First Baptist Church
    Shaker Heights, OH - ???

7:30 p.m. - Dec. 1, 2017
    "Silver Bells"
    Olympic Brass
    Rocky River UMC
    Rocky River, OH - tuba

4:00 p.m. - Dec. 10, 2018
    Holiday Pops
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theatre
    Sandusky, OH - tuba

9:00 a.m. - May 5, 2018
    Cleveland Tuba-Euph Day!
    Cleveland State University
    Cleveland, OH - host/soloist