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John has been a fulltime working musician since 1965, his junior year in highschool. He went to the University of Minnesota as a fulltime music-major, studying classical piano and composition. His teachers included world-class names, such as Paul Freed, Dominic Argento, and Paul Fetler. He has dedicated his whole adult life to nothing but his music (and raising his children). He's continued to study and learn on his own, while also working in many diverse styles of music over the years. He has played in several bands in the Twin Cities such as TC Jammers, The Stud Brothers, Legends Live, Patrick Allen, Alex Rossi and The Root City Band, and the White Sidewalls. He continues to read and study, especially in the field of serious composition.  In addition to playing keyboards, John is also a strong singer and is featured on vocals in Belladiva.


Role in Belladiva: Keyboard Player

Favorite Band or Singer: Miles Davis Quintet of the '60s/ Ray Charles

Favorite Belladiva Moment: Being at the 10th anniversary boat trip

Wow Fact About You: I sat next to Herbie Hancock and conversed  with him for an hour on a flight to L.A. back in 1989

Career Highlight: Opening for and meeting the many country legends that I did when I was in Texas


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