John plays saxophone, clarinet and flute in a variety of musical styles, including Mainsteam Jazz, New Orleans, Dixieland, Rock, Motown and Classical.
- runs a big band and a smaller one, recreating earlier dance band styles. He has performed on many tours and festivals;
- has worked as a session musician for television (on, for example, Noel Edmund’s Deal or No Deal and The John Bishop Show);
- performs with the poetry/jazz group ‘Nightdiver’, interacting with the poet and keyboard/guitar.
- Sounds of Dixie
- Four Angels on a Pin (woodwind quartet)
- That Horn Swings
- Nightdiver (poetry and jazz)
- John Bousfield and the Chattanoogers (Big Band sounds)
- The 'Cool' Jazz Trio
- General Feel and the Peepers (Motown/Soul music)
- The Old Fashioned Dance Band
- Cocorico (bands for all occasions)
- The Tom Roberts Band
- The Anchorage Big Band
- Many European tours, particularly in Germany.