Currently, Br. John is also CEO of Rajpa Motivational Ministries, a multi-media empowerment, coaching firm specializing in the promotion of literacy empowerment and healthy, Intra-personal Communications Skills, though interactive workshops, historical and tribute, music therapy concerts.
Top: Br. John portrays unscrupulous, bandleader "Slim Walker" in the KC Mystery Train Theater production-Sax, Lust and All That Jazz.
Above: Br. John portrays "Popz" in the original, Melting Pot Theater production- "Truth Stands" by Cynthia Hardeman.
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Br. John as (living history portrayal)
Lt. Patrick Minor, one of the 1st African American, U.S. Army officers to command troops in the U.S. Civil War.
*Intra-personal Communications Skills Coach
I've scratch this off my bucket list!
Yes, you are correct. That is a real, Alligator I am helping to carry, compliments of her trainer-Ken "the Alligator Man" Henderson.
Br. John celebrating a hometown win with KC Chiefs mascot, WOLFPACK.
LITERACY EDUCATOR & AVID BOOK LOVER
Member of "MO-Tell" and the
"River and Prairie Storyweavers" guild
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*BICYCLIST & GREEN
*ACTOR & CULTURAL
Proverbs 15:13- "A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance."
Br. John has appeared and showcased at:
*The American Jazz Museum, *The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of KC, *Wonderscope Children's Museum of KC, *The Women's Club of Minnesota, *Mt. Angus Baptist Church/St. Mary's Parish, Jamaica,
*The Gospel Music Workshop of America, *J.P. Morgan Bank, *Black & Veatch, *KC Fringe Fest,
*St. Louis Fringe Fest, *M.R.R.L. *Storytelling Fest, *Plaza Art Fair, *Art Westport Festival, *Lost Arts Festival,
*St. Louis Storytelling Festival, *N.S.N. Fringe Festival,
*Winter Carnival-St. Paul, MN., *Children's Peace Pavilion,
*George Washington Carver Natl' Museum,
*Battle of Island Mound Commemorative Monument, *Nat'l Toy & Miniature
*Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival,
*Walk Back Through Time Living History Fest,
*Shoal Creek Living History Festival, *Storytelling Celebration Festival of KC,
*World of Literature Fest (SF. California), *Country Club Plaza Art Fest
*Westport Art Fest
*Ft. Leavenworth Frontier Army Museum, *Jackson County Family Court,
*MO. Humanities Council/Read From The Start,
*Kansas City Young Audiences,Compas YA.,
*U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, *U.S. Sprint, *H&R Block, *Synchrony Financial,
*Black & Veatch,
*A.F.S.C. Peace Fest, *
*Santa-Cali-Gon Fest, *Maple Leaf Fest, *Un-Plaza Arts Festival and whole lot more exciting places!
Br. John has performed or opened for such legendary acts like:
Comedians-Judy Tenudo, Suzanna "Lucky Deluxe" Lee, Louie Anderson, Akintundo, Dick Gregary, Reynaldo Reye,
*Alex Abramavitz & His
Swinging KC Jazz Band,
Fast Johnny Ricker
As Well As
*Bloodstone (Legendary R&B/Funk Soul band),
*Jim (Mr. Stinky Feet) Cosgrove (Children's rocker/motivational speaker)
*Mr. Kneel (Children's rapper/beatboxer, motivational speaker)
*Dinosaur O'Dell (Children's Musician/Educator)
*Aryana Nemati (Jazz Saxophonist/Recording Artist)
*The Jazz Storytellers *Disciples Of Christ (Gospel Rap Group)
*Bird Fleming & The Traditional Music Society,
*The Collective Ft. Br. John (Motown Tribute Band)
*Myra Taylor (Swing Jazz legend) *Jane Goodall (Researcher/Speaker-Natl' Geographic fame)
*Stewart Witt Band
*Mattie Stephanik (Youth peace poet/activist)
Br. John is and has served with:
*Storytelling Celebration -Steering Committee 2002-2012
*Ad Hoc Group Against Crime-Black Men Together
*ACTION COMMITTEE For SOCIAL CHANGE- Board Member
*Interwoven Congregations/Interfaith Racial Reconciliation
*GoodtroubleKC local, enforcement & Racial
*CitiArts Youth Arts Program (2005-2007)
*Steering Committee-Jiggle Jam Children's Music Fest (2008-2011)
*Missouri Professional Development (MOPD) Speaker/Consultant
*Steering Committee-Raytown Martin Luther King Jr. Inter-Faith Celebration
Co-host-Legacy Alive Testify (internet radio program)
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Br. John poses with his favorite, canine, reading friend-CLIFFORD the
BIG RED DOG.
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"Br. John's WHY BULLY ME SHOW".
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of from this hit, long running, arts educator & program.
bringing Music, Math &
Literacy empowerment to thousands of students and children of all ages for over 15 years!
Every 1st Friday @ The American Jazz Museum
"If we don't learn the lesson, careful we will repeat the test."
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"THIS IS ME, THIS IS KC".
Dec. 22, 2015:
Accompanied on piano by Everett Freeman, (Not shown) James Ward-bass, Mike Warren-drums & Jazz legend Dwight Foster-Sax), Br. John delivers tunes at the famed "Blue Room" in Kansas City's historic , 18th St. Vine District- (Click for video) facebook.com/br.john
*Nat King Cole
*Doo Wop, Classic 70s, 80s
"I've literally known this man my whole life...Watched this man play 4 different part in one play. Now, he's up @ my daughter's school and it's so dope to me that she get's this same knowledge and wisdom...THANK YOU BRO JOHN FOR AT LEAST 32 YRS OF SERVICE."
-Brodric El'Negro Cason