Additionally, HWM has also performed live with Trans Siberian Orchestra founder and Grammy-nominated violinist, Mark Wood. John has helped spearhead an historic multi-composer multi-CD project with German drumming phenom, Marco Minnemann named “Normalizer 2.” The composers Mike Keneally, Trey Gunn, Alex Machacek, Marco and John each are writing and recording a complete album around a virtuosic 52-minute recorded drum performance. John's album, "West ZooOpolis," and the others are to be released together on the Abstract Logix label in 2009. John has also engineered Mike Keneally’s album at studio, Picasso By The Sea. John is presently writing for the next HWM record which will may include Jerry Goodman on violin, Mike Keneally on keys, vocals and pitched percussion, Marco Minnemann on drums in addition to the regular HWM team, Darren DeBree and Harley Magsino. John is an active BMI composer publishing both independently and with Sonikstep Publishing which places music on TV networks ranging from CNN to MTV and beyond. Holding a Masters of Music Degree in contemporary composition from San Diego State, John has also studied classical guitar privately for nearly a decade with his mentor, the Romero disciple, Robert Wetzel, professor of guitar at both SDSU and UCSD.
John is proud to currently represent as an artist endorsee, Ernie Ball guitars and strings, Egnater Amplifiers, Fractal Audio, DiMarzio Pickups, Tonefreak Effects, Port City and Earcandy speaker enclosures. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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