Chicago native John Paul Floyd, also known as J. P. Floyd, is a Grammy Award winning trombonist, producer and writer. While growing up in Chicago, Floyd played in church along with programs devoted to teaching jazz, classical and performing arts. After graduating from high school, Floyd attended Hampton University, where he pledged and became a member of the Pi Beta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc. While in college, Floyd decided to put school on hold and move to Los Angeles, California in 2014 to further his dreams as a musician.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Floyd has toured/performed with Bette Midler, Chance the Rapper, Demi Lovato, Frank Ocean and many more. He's gained experience in music education and studio session production, as well as teaching himself on how to play the piano, bass guitar, tuba, euphonium and singing. Currently, J. P. resides in Los Angeles while touring between Gwen Stefani and Postmodern Jukebox.