John was born in Cincinnati and moved to Indianapolis after his graduate studies at IU in Jazz Studies back in 2004. John is currently the Percussion Direcctor and Assistant Band Director at Brownsburg High School. John is also is one of the more versatile percussionists in the region, having performed with multi-platinum-selling singer, composer, lyricist, pianist and actress Ann Hampton Calloway. He has also had the great pleasure of working with iconic organist Melvin Rhyne of Wes Montgomery and has released a record with Indianapolis jazz guitarist Steve Weakley on popular 70s band Funk Inc. Performances with other local jazz greats in the area include The Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Rob Dixon, Marvin McKay, and Frank Glover. John is also well versed in the blues scene as he has played several gigs with Severn, Delmark, Rounder Records recording artist Tad Robinson and other local greats Gordon Bonham and Paul Holdman. John has also written and recorded music with Canadian singer/songwriter Matt Epp.