Father John is considered one Philadelphia's outstanding Jazz Composers, Lyricist and Pianists. He has been playing piano since he was six and Jazz since he was 17. An ordained priest, he traded his pulpit for a piano and the rest is history. He has performed with major Jazz Greats: Lionel Hamptom, vocalist Etta Jones, bassist Charles Fambrough, and saxophonists, Jimmy Oliver, and Lou Tobakin. The great drummer, Philly Joe Jones, was a featured member of The Father John D'Amico Trio. Father John was a 1989 recipient of the John Coltrane Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz.