John grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s during a tough time for that community. He understands the importance of a neighborhood coming together and working for real solutions. That experience along with the love and support of his family shaped his early artist passions and gave him a purpose to try to make the world a better place by spreading beauty with his creative energy.
I used to sit “center stage” where artistic endeavors were concerned…I sang and acted in New York and Los Angeles – in church as soloist, musicals, opera and straight drama, both on stage and on TV. I sang under Leonard Bernstein’s baton in New York, sang in the New York Opera as well as Off-Broadway.