JP Fleury hails from Montreal in Quebec. He graduated with a Music Diploma from Cegep de Drummondville, and later in 2007 he extended his music studies at Humber College in Toronto.
As a young adult, JP’s first major performing experience was at The Montreal International Jazz Festival which propelled him into a music career. He travelled the ocean for a decade as a show band leader playing sax, clarinet and flute on luxury cruise ships for the Holland America Line.
In 2010, JP made the transition from leading the band, to performing as a headline act with his now wife, Sally Maer, as ‘The Fleurys’. The couple were invited to perform as guest entertainers on the world’s top cruise lines such as Crystal and Cunard including performances on the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, with JP arranging the duo’s music for both performing and recording.
On arriving back in Australia, The Fleurys took their duo show all over the clubs of NSW including Campbelltown RSL, Mingara RSL, Everglades Country Club, Bankstown RSL and Petersham RSL. The couple also embarked on a tour of Queensland performing in all the major Theatres including Twin Towns Resort and Empire Theatre as a guest act for “Back to the Tivoli” productions run by Wayne Cornell from the Australian vocal harmony group ‘The Delltones’.
In the short time JP has become an Australian, he has performed live on ABC radio, played principal sax in the Sydney International Orchestra for a series of Neil Diamond tribute shows with Peter Byrnes and also plays in Jenifer Green’s Shirley Bassey show. He performs regularly with jazz pianist Rodrick White and French singer Patricia Segui including a performance with them at Sydney’s famous ‘Foundry 616’.
JP has recorded for The Voice finalist Alex Gibson at Crash Symphony Productions, and for Scottish country hall of fame singer, Jackie Storrar.
As Sally Maer’s musical director, he co-produced and performed in a sell-out concert at the Central Coast Conservatorium in 2014. JP features on Sally’s recent “Celtic Cello” album produced by ABC Classics which is aired frequently on Classic FM.
In 2013, JP and Sally founded ‘The Fleurys Music School’. As a dedicated teacher as it has been JP’s long term dream to have his own thriving teaching practice, passing on his love of music to the next generation. Committed to introducing families to music, he also co-created ‘Maestro Possums’ which offers pre-school classes. As a trained Kindermusik teacher, JP runs these classes for parents with babies and children up to age four.
JP is saxophone teacher at the Central Coast Grammar School, woodwind teacher for the Central Coast Conservatorium Schools’ Program and he is the Band Director and Woodwind teacher at Green Point Christian College.