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    Wittenberg, John

    Extremely prolific studio violinist who has worked in nearly every genre of music and recorded with a wide variety of artists and groups, including Anastacia, Clint Black, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Foster, Vince Guaraldi, Hanson, The Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, k.d. lang, The Manhattan Transfer, Thomas Newman, James Otto, Lisa Marie Presley, A.B. Quintanilla III, Diana Ross, Lalo Schifrin, Frank Sinatra, J.D. Souther, Mel Torme, Kyle Vincent, Caroline Waters, Christopher Young, and Frank Zappa. 

     

    John has also been busy in the movie studio, performing on the soundtracks of The Big Bounce, Dreamgirls, Jarhead, A League Of Their Own, Life, Love At First Bite, Matrix Revolutions, National Treasure, The Players Club, Sudden Impact, and Sunset Boulevard.  You may have even heard him on TV, as he has been a regular contributor to the scores of Battlestar Galactica and The Simpsons. 

     

    Some key albums he appears on include Church:  Songs of Soul and Inspiration, The Civil War (featuring songs from the Frank Wildhorn musical, performed by some of the biggest country music stars of today), Rock and Roll Doctor:  Lowell George Tribute Album, So Amazing:  An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross, and XM Watercolors—Silver.

     

    Gamers may have heard him without even knowing it:  John plays violin on the soundtrack to the Ratatouille video game.    

     

    Sources:

    1. http://artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/credits/0,,511114,00.html
    2. http://members.cox.net/bill_lantz/pages/emuukha.html
    3. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,511114,00.html
    4. http://www.3djuegos.com/juegos/info-oficial/2530/1803/ratatouille/
    5. http://www.multimedia-all-in.nl/record80.htm
    6. http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~takeito/8-01.html
    7. http://www.carolinewaters.com/audio/
    8. http://music.qtrax.com/albumDetail.do?action=moreAlbumDetail&prevPage=albumDetail&albumId=1042035
    9. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800025988/cast
    10. http://entertainment.circuitcity.com/music/album.aspx?a_id=R++1215257&p_id=VA++++++++&prodid=COJ30355.2&type=credits
    11. www.promusic47.org/pdir/overture/archive/2007/Jun07.pdf
    12. www.concordia.onlinecommunity.com/newyorker_summer2001.pdf
    13. http://store.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,2558046,00.html
    14. http://www.answers.com/topic/civil-war-the-nashville-sessions?cat=entertainment

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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