Team Profile: John Maestri

Leading up to our live performance of H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds at Escape Velocity, we’re sharing the bios of some of the people making it happen.

John MaestriJohn Maestri


Composer for screen, video games, and podcasts, this is John’s third music collaboration with Team J.  His composition credits include “DeLeon Crossing” and Rogue Tyger (Team Jabberwocky), The Darryl Winston Show (PBS-DCTV), “Close Quarters” (Tohubohu Productions), and CityZen (Metamoki).  Additionally, John is a member of the Fleet Street Collective, an award winning group of orchestrators and arrangers recognized for reimagining Sweeney Todd and The Mystery of Edwin Drood into face melting metal.

As an in-demand percussionist and drummer, John has performed around the DMV with various ensembles and toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia with the New England Youth Ensemble. His highlights include performing three times at Carnegie Hall, participating in the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and participating in BMI Composing for the Screen workshop (New York) and the Conductors’ Academy (Radom, Poland).

He is currently the Executive Producer of the Frederick Jazz Festival and resides in Frederick, MD with his wonderful wife and son.

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