John Sturino is one of the best young drummers I have played with. He has a great intuitive feel, is an excellent reader, and shows a lot of self-discipline, as he clearly was well prepared when I got to UNT for our Zappa concert. I would recommend him highly for any gig.
— Arthur Barrow, LA Studio Musician, composer, and producer, Former Bassist and Clonemeister for Frank Zappa
“I have known John Sturino for over ten years. During that time, his remarkable talent and determination have created a special career as both teacher and performer. He’ll make a powerful impact on any school music program - the kind of artist who will touch and inspire his students, colleagues, administrators, and audiences alike.”
— Ken Wiele, Director of Bands, Indian Trail High School, Kenosha, WI
John Sturino—a consummate professional before even completing a bachelor’s degree. Heart, precision, generosity, humility, and an openness to learn and grow exude from his musicianship, from his teaching, and from his approach to life. Genuine to the core, John is the kind of cat that everyone who hires him is happy they did.
— Peter Stoltzman, Assistant Professor & Piano Area Head, University of Colorado, Denver
John is one of the most creative young drummers on the scene today. I really dig his playing!
— Ron McCurdy, Professor of Jazz Studies in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (USC)
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