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John Stoddart

Philadelphia native John Stoddart is one of the music industry's most notable young talents. An accomplished artist, composer, writer, composer and instrumentalist, John grew up in a musical family and was singing and playing the piano in church almost as soon as he could walk. He began formal training at the age of 13 and, in 1993, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano and voice from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.  John started his own production company, Urban Junction East Music, in 1992 and his singing/producing/arranging/writing credits already include Celine Dion, Wintley Phipps, Sandi Patty, Boney James, Al Jarreau, Darin Atwater and the Soulful Symphony, Will Downing, Take 6, and Patti Austin, to name a few. His production collaborations with saxophonist Kirk Whalum, "Hymns in the Garden" and “The Christmas Message” (Top Drawer/Warner Bros.