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"J. C. started his musical career by playing keyboard in bar bands long before he was old enough to drink. Coming from a mostly rock and roll background, J.C. has had the honor of sharing the stage with classic artists such as America, The Little River Band, and occasionally  tours in the backing band for legendary founding member of The Beach Boys, Al Jardine. He can also be seen performing in the Beach Boys tribute band, Good Vibrations and is a founding member of the popular indie pop band Tripsitterwith whom he's released two critically acclaimed albums. He's is also a member of the popular vocal jazz quartet, Fifth Avenue where he has performed with such Vegas luminaries as Clint Holmes and George Wallace.

As a solo piano performer, J. C. boasts an extensive repertoire of hundreds of songs and is able to accommodate any musical request. A virtual "human jukebox", J C. recently completed a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines as the featured Piano Bar Entertainer in “Billie’s Piano Bar” aboard the Carnival Legend during the Summer/Fall of 2009. J.C. is currently the pianist and lead vocalist for comedian/impressionist/television star, Frank Caliendo for his long running show at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

A staple on the Las Vegas entertainment scene for over 12 years, J. C. is a multi-talented professional that will bring your event, business or project to life with music, humor and class."


Work experience

Sep 2009Present


The Frank Caliendo Show Live At The Monte Carlo

Keyboardist and lead vocalist with comedian/impressionist Frank Caliendo at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. Known by millions for his dead-on impressions of such celebrities as Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, John Madden, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno and dozens more, as well as myriad of television appearances and live stage performances, Caliendo’s new show is a dynamic mix of high-energy comedy and fast-paced impressions enhanced by live music, video sketches and much more.

May 2005Present

Keyboards/Lead and Background Vocals/Co-creator and Writer

Good Vibrations The Definitive Tribute to The Beach Boys

Formed while touring with founding Beach Boy, Al Jardine, Good Vibrations brings the history of The Beach Boys to life in a multimedia extravaganza utilizing live musical performance, video, dancers and costumes in a complete career retrospective. Good Vibrations has performed at venues and corporate functions all over the world and proudly continues thier professional association with various founding and long-time touring members of the Beach Boys organization.

Jun 2006Present

Lead and Background Vocalist/2nd Tenor

Fifth Avenue Vocal Jazz

Fifth Avenue specializes in four-part vocal harmony in the tradition of The Hi-Lo's, The Four Freshmen, The Manhattan Transfer and The Singers Unlimited. Fifth Avenue has performed for numerous national, public, private and corporate functions and events throughout the group's 25 year history.

May 2009Aug 2009

Piano Bar Entertainer

Carnival Cruise Lines

Contracted with Carnival Cruise Lines as the Piano Bar Entertanier inside "Billie's Piano Bar" aboard the Carnival Legend during the summer of 2009. Performed 5 hours a night, 6 nights a week for the Legend's seven day cruise from Tampa, Fla. through the Western Carribean. Entertained to capacity crowds during an all request piano bar show as well as performed for various functions including weddings, receptions and outdoor events.


Sep 1996Jun 1998

Music Business Certificate

UCLA Extension

Principle study of the music industry in the areas of Acquisition and Release (A & R), touring, marketing, legal issues, publishing, and artist management.