John C. Good

Executive Director

John C. Good
John C. Good has enjoyed a successful career as a non-profit executive with premiere arts presenters including The John F. Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, the Washington Performing Arts Society, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals, and Blues Alley. He is the founder of the Virginia Jazz Service Organization, and is President of GMG Events, an entertainment and special events production group. On the legal side, John was a senior meeting planner and CLE coordinator for the American Bankruptcy Institute, and Director of the award-winning financial literacy organization, CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education.) Often sought-after as a consultant, John has worked with, among others, The Washington Ballet, The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, and Funding the Future Live, and has executive produced the University of Virginia JAZZFEST, the Association for Independent Music 1992 through 1998 INDIE Awards, and the 1997 and 1998 JazzTimes Conventions. An enthusiastic speaker, he has presented many lectures and seminars on the music business at conferences, colleges, high schools and at The Brookings Institution. John has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Area Music Association, Capital Area Performers Organization, and Community Arts Agencies of Virginia, and was an Advisory Panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts And Humanities. As a performer, John can frequently be heard playing trombone and bass in many of the area’ s symphony orchestras, chamber groups, jazz big bands, and pit orchestras. He is a founding member of the Brass Menagerie Quintet; the Indubitable Equivalents, a touring rock tribute band composed completely of bankruptcy practitioners and judges; and Those Meddling Kids, an experimental rock power trio. John earned his Bachelors of Music Management from James Madison University. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with this wife, Trina, and their four children, Kaspar, Scott, Mina and Zara.

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