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John is a senior at USC Upstate and will be awarded a BA in Commercial Music during December, 2015. During his time in college he has received years of private instruction and has gained knowledge of music theory, song writing, and has had exposure to many different musical genres from classical, jazz, latin, funk, blues, country, pop, and rock. He has performed with the USC Upstate Gutiar Essemble, the Commercial Music Combo, and numerous Jazz Combos. John was awarded the “Most Improved Jazz Performer Award” by the USC Upstate Music Department in 2014 and John also won the 2013 USC Upstate Songwriting Competition. He has performed at various venues in Upstate South Carolina. John has also collaborated with some of T3 Talent’s artists to form, Heads Carolina, a rock, blues, country band, with local singer/songwriter, Hannah Clayton, and musicians, Presley Bright and Josh Smith.