John Blane is a professional bass trombonist, tubist, musical talent broker, and music engraver. In addition to his early years as a music director, Blane has been most active in show and recording work over the past 25+ years in Chicago area.
Currently, the bulk of his energies are spent doing computer-aided music preparation for publication and performance. Major clients include Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., Alfred Publishing (formerly Warners Bros. Publications, Inc.), Disney, Kendor, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre International, G. Shirmer, Inc., among others. Some of his publishing work includes the work of Frank Mantooth, Bob Mintzner, Bill Holman, Louis Bellson, Joe Henderson, and Bill Watrous as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alfred Reed, Micahel Kame, Alan Menken, and John Williams.