About John Sturino

John Sturino (b. 1994) is an American drummer, vibraphonist, composer, arranger, and educator based in New York City. Sturino maintains a regular schedule as a music educator. He teaches as faculty for the Stanford Jazz Workshop and was recently a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas. Sturino keeps a virtual private lesson studio from his space in Brooklyn. Sturino is also establishing himself as a budding jazz composer. In 2020 Sturino was awarded a Commission Grant for a new large ensemble work from ISJAC (International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers). Sturino currently attends The Juilliard School in Manhattan. Sturino holds a B.M. in Jazz Performance and M.M. in Jazz Arranging from the University of North Texas, where he studied with Ed Soph, Ed Smith, and Rich DeRosa. John Sturino is a Yamaha Drums Artist and Vic Firth Educational Artist.

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