Management News

Management News

Mike Hood and Hoppin’ John have been grinding it out for years now. Making music, curating transcriptions, writing new material and of course trying to keep a regular schedule of gigs. As it turns out, we may have gotten some much needed help with that last piece of business.

HJO by Rocco Peditto

HJO by Rocco Peditto

Talk about a hospitable host. The XPN crew not only got us in for a smoothly run recording session at the hands of show runner John Vettese, but they kindly forwarded us a boatload of photo memories. Rocco Peditto was the veritable fly on the wall for our entire session, documenting anything that moved or made a sound. And there was plenty to choose from.

Invited back to Mallet’s Place

Invited back to Mallet’s Place

A few years ago, we were asked up to Mallet’s Place in Staten Island. Mallet’s Place is the home of Jason “Malletman” Taylor. It’s a full service film and video studio where Jason records instructional sessions and full blown concerts...
And then it was 2015

And then it was 2015

You are correct! We have been asked back for the night of nights, New Years Eve, at Chris’ Jazz Cafe. This is a great way to spend your holiday capper. Get yourself out to the finest jazz club in town and make a night of it with us. There will be seatings at...
Just when you thought it was safe

Just when you thought it was safe

  Hoppin’ John will be playing a Halloween date at Chris’ Jazz Cafe. At first this was in the books as a much anticipated Friday at one of our favorite local spots. But let’s face it, we don’t get many chances to play a Friday on Halloween at a...