John was not the last contestant standing on the TV series “American Idol,” but finishing sixth paved the way for him to pursue his dreams. John spent the summer of 2004 touring the US and Canada with the top 10 contestants from season three, and appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” And all this while still in high school!
A magna cum laude graduate of Berklee, John became the youngest host on WICN 90.5 FM, New England’s NPR Jazz and Folk Station, hosting “A Tasteful Blend” from 6 AM to 9 AM on Thursdays and Fridays. Throughout this time, John performed regularly with The Beantown Swing Orchestra as their lead male vocalist, as well as solo performances including “My Way” at Mayor Menino’s memorial service.
In 2012, John turned his attention to his own project, The John Stevens Band. In 2013, armed with stellar arrangements by Danny Fratina of John’s original songs, The Great American Songbook, and more modern classics, The John Stevens Band began work on Mr. Nice Guy, John’s first album featuring original material of his own.
John’s albums include Red, Home for Christmas, and Mr. Nice Guy. John performs regularly around New England with the Boston Pops, The Beantown Swing Orchestra, The John Stevens Band, and of course, with the Cape Symphony. Learn more about John at his website, and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
John will perform as Bing Crosby in the Cape Symphony’s annual Holiday on the Cape extravaganza, this year with a tribute to Bob Hope’s Christmas shows for the troops.