B i o g r a p h y
John Lettieri continues to impress small to large audiences of listeners with his passionate and artistic accordion performances. He has been playing the accordion since the age of seven. He offers a wide range of repertoire including the classics to world music to jazz to pop and more.
Over the years, he has performed as a solo artist, presenting classical music on stage, and collaborating with other musicians to provide entertaining music at celebrations and special events. He has participated in many festivals throughout Canada but is primarily busy as a musician and performing artist in the Greater Toronto Area.
John has appeared on television and in film, and has been invited to record numerous compact discs with many performing artists. In addition, John has dramatic theatre experience.
In addition to playing the acoustic accordion, John also plays the V-Accordion, Roland 7X Digital Accordion.
John is also comfortable playing the piano keyboard. Further, John has been a church organist for the past 20 years at Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Woodbridge, Ontario, primarily accompanying the Italian Choir at the 9:00 a.m. liturgy, every Sunday morning.
"We are always excited to see John playing at The Manor. He has a massive song selection and fills the room with such energy whenever he is playing, whether at a Sunday Brunch or during a Wedding. He is engaging with all of the guests, who often begin to sing along, and it is a pleasure to watch him get the children up and dancing while he dances along with them. John provides to much more than your average experience and we look forward to having his accordion music fill The Manor for many more years to come." John MacPherson, Operations Manager
Here's what they're saying about John
"Every year, on the last Saturday of April, Kingsway-Lambton United Church holds one of the largest Flea Markets in Ontario, It is attended by about two thousand people and raises approximately $70,000 for distribution to over 30 charities. John Lettieri is an integral part of our event! As a strolling musician, John's superb musicianship, amazing versatility, and his wonderful ability to interact with and respond to our varied crowd makes him a much-anticipated and appreciated part of this amazing event. We are so lucky!!" Pat Butler, Kingsway-Lambton United Church