Born in Portugal, raised in California, and now keeping time in New York, John Cardoso pools together many years of pro experience, world-wide musical influences, and an impressive musical education to create a very unique and productive learning experience.
After graduating from Grove School of Music, John let loose on the Los Angeles music scene, touring, recording, and performing, gaining him the reputation of a one-take wonder. In 2006 John graduated top of his class from Five Towns College with a B.A. degree in Music Education and Performance. Prior to that, John was the head of the Drum program at Yamaha School of Music in California, and as recent as 2009, the head of the Drum and Percussion program at Young Musicians Institute in Long Island. Currently, John enjoys a career as a freelance drummer in the tri-state area supporting local and international artists in various genres.
Amongst the many recordings John has contributed to, “East of West”, a smooth jazz project formed with life long friend and co-writer/co-producer, Steve Jeffrey, hit the air waves in 2008 and can be heard nationwide on FM and Internet radio.