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John Mele

John Mele, DRUMS and PERCUSSION, is a multi-talented, versatile drummer and percussionist who has been making music for over 30 years. He has played at venues as intimate as Toronto’s Jazz Bistro and as grand as The Royal Albert Hall in London. John has toured with the Canadian Brass and the Boss Brass, he has backed up such performing artists as Petula Clark, Chita Riviera, Bobby Rydell, Tommy Tune and Don Rickles to name a few. He played with the Canadian Jazz icon Eugene Amaro in his quartet and with the internationally renowned Moe Koffman Quartet. As well, John has been the first call percussionist on the Toronto Theatre scene. His list of shows include; Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Showboat, The Sound Of Music, Guys And Dolls, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dream Girls and Les Miserables. He also found time to be a regular studio musician playing on various jingles and television shows. John’s career continues to evolve as he brings his variety of experience and style to Bowfire.