JR has become the most recorded drummer in history, even surpassing the great Hal Blaine. Some of the hits are, We Are The World, All Night Long by Lionel Richie, I'm So Excited and Slow Hand by the Pointer Sisters, I'm Just A Gigolo and California Girls by David Lee Roth, Higher Love and Back In The Highlife by Steve Winwood, Express Yourself by Madonna, Off The Wall and Bad and the new upcoming CD for Michael Jackson, the new Natalie Cole CD,"Stardust" and Change The World by Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones' "The Dude", "Q's Jook Joint" and "From Q With Love" and Ray Charles, "Genius Loves Company", to name a few. Of course in 1983 JR won a Grammy with Rufus and Chaka Khan for "Ain't Nobody".
John has been the drummer for Quincy Jones since 1979 and the drummer for Barbra Streisand since 1993. He just finished Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" world tour of Australia and the United States.
JR has also played on a number of motion pictures including, My Cousin Vinny, Grand Canyon, Pure Country, Phenomenon, The Body Guard, First Wives Club, Celtic Pride, Dave, Denise The Menace, Evening Star, Father's Day, Free Willy, Hercules, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Independence Day, Jerry McGuire, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Little Rascals, Nothing To Lose, Nutty Professor, The Preacher's Wife, Quest For Camelot, South Park, Space Jam, Tin Cup, The Waterboy, Dinosaur, America's Sweethearts, Rush Hour 2 and That Thing That You Do, Hollywood Homicide, Raising Helen, Starsky & Hutch, Mr. 3000, Garfield, Ladder 49, 13 Going On 30, Dodgeball, Colateral and Team America.
JR also has his two signature series snare drums out with Yamaha and his own signature sticks with the Zildjian company.
John just released his solo CD, "Funkshui" and is producing several projects. He maintains a recording studio in Thousand Oaks, CA.
JR will continue to add his magic on many hits to come with his recognized sound employing great time and a great groove.