John Corcelli was born and raised in Toronto. He's a musician, actor, radio producer, and writer. He considers music his "religion," with a love for all its forms, especially Jazz. He graduated from Ryerson University in 1984 with a Radio & Television Arts degree, one that laid the foundation for a career in broadcasting with radio as his preferred format to educate and entertain.
Since 2009, he's had the privilege of working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in its prestigious music library. Before that, he worked on the award winning digital archives website as a researcher and writer. He's a regular contributor to two CBC programs, Inside the Music and the Sunday Edition, while supporting the work of producers on CBCMusic.ca.
To mark the 100th anniversary of its sinking, he produced a documentary about the musicians who played on the Titanic, called Hartley's Violin.
John plays clarinet, guitar, and occasionally sings. He's currently a member of the Festival Wind Orchestra, led by conductor, Keith Reid. The amateur orchestra performs two major concerts a year.
His first book is Frank Zappa FAQ: All That’s Left To Know about the Father of Invention, to be published by Backbeat Books in 2016.