Buffet Crampon USA Appoints Hadden as Brass Development Coordinator

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• Created: May 11, 2017

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Buffet Crampon USA has announced the appointment of John Hadden to the newly created position of brass development coordinator.

John will be based at the North American headquarters of Buffet Crampon USA in Jacksonville, Florida.

John’s mission as Brass Development Coordinator will be to identify top prospective markets for growth of Buffet Crampon’s six brass brands (Besson, B&S, Antoine Courtois Paris, Hans Hoyer, Melton Meinl Weston and J. Scherzer), analyze market trends, and develop a network of regional educational artists. He will be working with Buffet Crampon USA’s Product Specialists, the Group’s roster of performing artists, and Buffet Crampon USA’s authorized dealer network throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

John comes from an extensive musical and business background, first playing tuba when he was 8 years old. In 2011, he began studies with Jay Hunsberger (Sarasota Orchestra) and has had the opportunity to learn from and play alongside some of the “greats” including Bob Tucci, Øystein Baadsvik, and Melton Meinl Weston Tuba Artist Roland Szentpali. John has his BM in tuba performance from the University of South Florida, and recently finished a Master’s Degree in Music Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of B&S Tuba Artist Dan Perantoni. He has also studied composition with the illustrious James Grant, Dr. Aaron Travers (IU) and Dr. P.Q. Phan (IU).

As a performer, John has performed with the Sarasota Opera, Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony (Indiana), Florida Wind Band, and the First Brass of Sarasota. He has been a finalist or semi-finalist for highly sought after positions with the “President’s Own” Marine Band, the U.S. Army Field Band, The West Point Academy Band, New World Symphony, and Tanglewood Music Center.

François Kloc, president and CEO of Buffet Crampon USA, was excited about the recent addition to the Jacksonville team: “John brings a musical background coupled with an appetite to learn and keen business acumen. His knowledge of our brass lines is already strong, given his previous association with some of our Tuba Artists, and his enthusiasm for the brands is contagious. I look forward to watching John grow our brass outreach throughout North America.”

Buffet Crampon USA, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is the North American distributor of Buffet Crampon, Besson, B&S, Antoine Courtois Paris, Hans Hoyer, Keilwerth, Melton Meinl Weston, Verne Q. Powell, J. Scherzer and Schreiber musical instruments. For more information on Buffet Crampon and its ten brands, visit

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