Johnny Christmas grew up in Anaheim, California, and has had the privilege of being part of the Southern California music scene for over 20 years. For the last 17 of those years, John has been a member of the internationally acclaimed ska super group, Reel Big Fish, and has been thrilling millions of fans all around the world with his charismatic performances. John is also a sought after studio musician and keeps a busy recording schedule as a trumpet artist and horn arranger. John believes whole heartedly in the importance of educating the next generation of musicians and has been a trumpet teacher and a music clinician at Temescal Canyon, Magnolia, Eldorado, and Montebello High Schools, The SCSBOA All Star Jazz Band, Yorba Linda Middle School and at Golden West College.
Over the years, John has had a jam packed. performing schedule with such artists as The Supremes, The Specials, Jack Sheldon, Louie Bellson, Bill Watrous, Tom Kubis, Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Aqaubats, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Bowling For Soup, Goldfinger, Zebrahead, The Pacific Coast Jazz Quartet, The Johnny Martinez Orchestra, Salsa Caliente, The Wartime Radio Revue, The Swing Cats Big Band, Suave, and Disneyland.
Being a sought after studio musician, John's trumpet can be heard on the recordings of artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Morris Day, 311, Martin Johnson, The Mowglis, Antiflag, Goldfinger, Pepper, I Don't Know How They Found Me, Tunnel Vision, Ivy Levan, Ballyhoo, Zayra Alvarez, Zebrahead, The Forces of Evil, The US Bombs, New Years Day, Osiris, The Vaquetones, The Swing Cats Big Band, as well as the musical Waiting in the Wings. You can also hear John on Reel Big Fish's latest release, Life Sucks... Let's Dance!, as well as on their previous releases, Candy Coated Fury, Happy Skalidays, A Best Of Us For The Rest Of Us, Fame Fortune and Fornication, Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free, Duet All Night Long, Our Live Album is Better Than Your Live Album and We're Not Happy 'til You're Not Happy.
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