Jack Schroer

John Henry "Jack" Schroer (January 12, 1944 – June 23, 1995) was a saxophonist, pianist and arranger best known for his work with Van Morrison in the 1970s as a member of his band The Caledonia Soul Orchestra.

Jack Schroer
Birth nameJohn Henry Schroer
Born(1944-01-12)January 12, 1944
DiedJune 23, 1995(1995-06-23) (aged 51)
GenresRock, folk, jazz, blues, R&B
Instrumentssaxophone, piano
LabelsWarner Bros.
Associated actsVan Morrison

Morrison first met Schroer in 1969, whilst he was playing for the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band: "I met Jack Schroer in New York when I heard him play in a blues band and I invited him to play on a gig with me the next night."[1] Schroer played with Morrison in concert until 1973 when he disbanded The Caledonia Soul Orchestra.

Schroer played notable saxophone solos on many Morrison songs including "Moondance" and "Tupelo Honey".

Selective discographyEdit

With Van MorrisonEdit


See alsoEdit

List of saxophonists


  1. ^ Yorke, Ritchie. Into the Music. p.71


  • Yorke, Ritchie (1975). Into The Music, London:Charisma Books, ISBN 0-85947-013-X