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JBush profileCommenced on an old Buffet in High school learning from the Violinist music teacher.

Whilst at Agricultural college purchased a German Instrument through Archie Camden and bludged lessons from any orchestral bassoonists that penetrated into South West Wales.

Played with various groups including University of Aberystwyth Orchestra, National Youth orchestra of Wales and many other orchestras being the only Bassoon player around

Joined the ABC National Training Orchestra in 1968 studying with John Cran and Rick MacIntyre.


South Australian Symphony 1970, Tasmanian Symphony 1971 and later 6 months in Paris with Andre Sennadat (he had just switched to German system, Interesting) and Bill Waterhouse in London.

Left TSO for Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador, 1977

Returning home to Tassie via a stint in Switerland then casual with the TSO and other ABC orchs.

Kingborough Councillor for 27 years and stints as Chairman of various committees including Tasmanian Youth orchestra

 Turned to repairing Wind and Brass in 1995 sticking to my bench for 20 years before retiring in 2015