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Testing a client's mouthpiece!

John has been refacing mouthpieces for 40 years, having studied with Clyde Amsler, Don Menza, Frank Wells, Bob Borbeck, and Glenn Johnston. He is also an accomplished woodwind doubler and is a free-lance musician having lived in Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles, CA. One of the few who plays "all" the woodwinds, including oboe and bassoon, John got his bachelor’s degree from Univ. of Nevada, Reno where he started playing in the backup band for Harrah’s Reno. After moving to Lake Tahoe, he backed up many acts at Harrah’s Tahoe, including, Sonny and Cher, Frank Sinatra, the Carpenter’s, Stevie Wonder, just to name a few!. Since his move to Southern California, John has played for soundtracks for over 75 films and commercials. He opened the original “Jersey Boys” production at the La Jolla Playhouse, in La Jolla,CA. before it opened on Broadway! John has been nominated for five Grammy’s and is on Stevie Wonder’s latest Grammy award winning CD!.”A Time To Love”.  John also has a Master’s in Woodwind Doubling from University of Redlands. John is first call in San Diego for Broadway bound shows at La Jolla Playhouse, SD Civic, and the Old Globe, where the hit "Allegience", that starred Lea Solonga and George Takei first opened! He has two grown sons, Michael and Brendan. Both are accomplished musicians, who live in Los Angeles and London respectively. John lives in Orange County, CA. with his lovely musician wife, Lisa, a professional french horn player, and their three golden retrievers, Annie and Annabelle, and Aly! 

With Jonathan Tunick during the run of "Some Lovers" at the Old Globe November 2011.

John with George Takei during "Allegiance" at the Old Globe


Our Goal

  • To provide the best customer service possible.
  • To make each client feel like the only client.

We are dedicated to serving our customer's needs, and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. We strive to bring you the best in quality service. If something isn't right, please let us know. We guarantee all our work.

Kenny G with John at NAMM 2010

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John with Lisa and Lea Solonga in November 2015 in NY at Allegience