John Santa

John Santa

Bluegrass musician, songwriter, filmmaker

JOHN SANTA is an award winning producer and musician. He lives in Chapel Hill. He loves music and plays eighteen instruments. At various points in his life he thought he was a guitar player, a writer, a cellist, a journalist and a producer. Then one day he realized he was really just a storyteller and his life got much, much easier. Among his proudest achievements are being voted Teacher Of The Year four years in a row at Piedmont Community College and founding the Marathon Jam for Charity (www.marathonjam.com) which has spread to cities all around the country and even overseas. He finds it delightfully ironic that as a poor struggling author/musician he has been able to raise substantial sums of money for various charities, most notably the Fisher House. He believes there is nothing more powerful than a good idea, but it helps a lot if you and your friends are more than a little bit crazy.

Mr. Santa has won many awards for his video productions and while he revels in telling many different kinds of stories, he most enjoys the ones that in some way seek to make the world a better place, thus the preponderance of educational and medical videos in his resume.

Some say the glass is half full. Some say half empty. John just drinks the water.

Contact (Home): 
(919) 967-8470
Scholar Location: 
Chapel Hill
Travel Regions: 
Statewide

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