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

J.c. Sherman has been called a “Jack of all Brass.”  

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, natural horn, and other antique instruments throughout the region and nationally.  

J.c. Sherman is currently Principal Tubist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and instructor of Tuba & Euphonium at Cleveland State University.  He has also served as Principal Tuba of the Cleveland Opera and the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra. Sherman and his students host TubaChristmas Cleveland and Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day annually.  He performs regularly with the Cleveland POPS and celebrates his 23rd season with the Blossom Festival Band.  As a chamber performer, he’s a member of Diamond Brass, the NEOTuba Quartet, and is 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.  He has recordings with LudwigMasters Band and Orchestra, Blossom Festival Band, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the Heritage Brass Quintet.  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.

As an artisan, Sherman builds, repairs, and restores antique brass instruments and mouthpieces for clients worldwide, while also introducing artists and audiences to his weird and wonderful collection of unusual and historic brass.

J.c. 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).  

In addition, J.c. Sherman is a composer and arranger; his “Service Dogs March” and other low-brass arrangements are published through LudwigMasters Publications.  Currently, the Cleveland POPS has over 25 works in their catalogue, and local brass ensembles have dozens of unpublished works regularly performed.

J.c. lives in Painesville, Ohio with his wife, Colleen, and their two sons, two cats, and two dogs.  On school day mornings, you can find him at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, coaching low brass and flutes.

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
Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021
Cleveland Winds
  Sonata Octavi Toni
  by Giovanni Gabrieli