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Saxophonist John Bertsch graduated from South Dakota State University in 1996. Since then, he has performed & recorded with top-rated bands such as Bus Nine, Spooncat!, the BKS Vine, Dixie and The Dreamers, and was a featured soloist with the South Dakota Acoustic ChristmasTour in 2002 and 2006. John has enjoyed performing with national artists such as Sam Moore, The Temptations, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Gary US Bonds, Peter No one of Herman's Hermits, Davy Jones of the Monkees, Lou Christie, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, Tommy Roe, Leslie Gore, Sonny Geraci, The Shirrells, Freddie"Boom Boom" Cannon, Ben E. King, and Percy Slege. John moved to the Twin Cities area in 2002, and is currently first-call with top groups such as the TC Jammers, TC Horns, Nachito Herrera, Kimberly Michaels, Soul Tight Committee, High & Mighty, and Belladiva.


Role in Belladiva: Sax Player

Favorite Band or Singer: Arnett Cobb/Donnie Hathaway - I am a fan of any band/singer/musician that performs musically.

Favorite Belladiva Moment: There are so many great moments with the band.  If I have to pick just one it would be the Gillette Children's Hospital fundraiser.  A great fundraising event for a great cause.

Wow Fact About You: I was once held at gun point

Career Highlight: Touring with Sam Moore would be one.  Performing with the Temptations would be at the top of the list as well.


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