John Primerano/ JPM Productions / About
JOHN PRIMERANO is a singer, pianist, songwriter, actor and author who has appeared throughout the mid- Atlantic region. He is a musical entertainer whose repertoire consists of a wide variety of standard, easy listening and original songs.
In addition to his musical career, John has acted in commercials, industrial films and has worked in feature films such as Unbreakable (2000), Philadelphia (1993), Two Bits (1995), Mannequin (1987), and as Father Creighton in episode :Blind Faith" in the CBS series Hack (2002). He also appeared as Lt. Buzz Adams in a production of South Pacific in South New Jersey in 1990. Primerano has also written the musical score to "SOMETHING FOR HANNAH" , book by Melpo Dennis-Scotese, based on his original song, "Philadelphia". "Philadelphia" was listed in Billboard Magazine, the Bible of the music business, as having chart potential among independent labels. He is the owner of JPM records. Primerano has studied acting with Nick Dana at The Actor's Training Studio" in New Jersey and more recently with his friend, the renowned actor. Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection[ The Ann Jillian Story; Marciano).
A strong live performer, John has worked or appeared with such performers as "Pretty Perky" 'Peggy King', Vaughn Monroe, Woody Herman, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Shaughnessy and Guy Marks. His current CD , "SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HEAVEN", which he produced and arranged and contains five of his original songs as well as five standards is receiving International airplay and reviews. The CD was the pick of the month in the United Kingdoms record magazine, "In tune International " upon it's release.
Primerano has done dozens of interviews in The USA and abroad, including, a one hour and twenty minute interview from Lagos, Nigeria and eight appearances on Hawaii Public Radio. He is. particularly popular in Chicago and New York City and has done promotional spots and interviews for radio stations in those cities. He has also been heard many times on the Nationally syndicated "Dick Robinson's American Standards by the Sea:. John has appeared on the Joey Reynold's Show with The Amazing Kreskin on WOR radio NYC as well as Jim Lowe and Co. on the same station both Nationally syndicated.
John Primerano has chapters on his life and career in three books: "The Italian Crooners Bedside Companion" and "Stardust: The Bible of the Big Bands" by Richard Grudens and "Philadelphia's History of Music" by Harvey Sheldon. He has also contributed essays in boom he oks by Mr. Grudens on Al Jolson, Frankie Laine, ( with whom he became acquainted), Frank Sinatra, and Al Alberts ( who was a friend) and The Four Aces. An essay on 50's vocalist and friend "Pretty Perky" Peggy King will appear in an upcoming Richard Gruden's book, tentatively titled "The Star Makers". Primerano has also written a two character one act play entitled, " The Retirement Party" dealing with organized crime characters and a novel set in post civil war canvas called "The Return of Reno Martin"
Primerano is a graduate of Temple Universities College of Music with his Bachelor's Degree in composition concentrated in piano. He has had essays published on President John F. Kennedy in Vintage Magazine and The Philadelphia Daily News, is in the midst of producing a musical act for performing art centers intends to continue his acting studies with Mr. Lo Bianco in March 2016. John
has performed on 6abc-TV, the highest-ranking TV station in the Delaware Valley area—seen in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern & central N.J. and all of Delaware. His performances are still airing on PuertoRican PANORAMA