John Zipperer was born in Florida and grew up in Jacksonville, on the banks of the St. Johns River. A veteran of many bands on the east coast, John came to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. After graduating from the Guitar and Vocal programs, John was hired to teach and taught Voice, Vocal Performance, Band Clinics, Rock Performance, Music Theory. He has played with such greats as Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge), Dave Sutton (Lucinda Williams, Melissa Ethridge), Doan Perry (Jethro Tull) and Jimmy Scott (Ike Turner, The Four Tops). "it been an amazing experience!"