Jan Diehl began teaching music and performing professionally at age 14. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music as a saxophonist, Jan taught high school band for four years, then returned to CCM to study jazz as a bassist. During his five-year hiatus from teaching, Jan played professionally and worked in the sound and lighting business, serving clients that included Lee Greenwood, Weather Report, Johnny Mathis, and President Reagan. Since then Jan has returned to education as Director of Bands at Guardian Angels School. He has also been an adjunct faculty member for the past five years at the College of Mount St. Joseph, teaching saxophone, clarinet, woodwind methods, and directing the MSJ Jazz Ensamble.
Jan can currently be seen playing bass and woodwinds for Elaine
& the Biscaynes, The Bromwell Diehl Band, Curly & the Q-Balls, or playing the
lead tenor book in the fabulous Lee's Junction Big Band.