John Cain is a musician, composer, author, teacher, singer, entertainer, arranger/orchestrator, conductor/bandleader and actor. 

He plays piano, guitar, bass, harmonica and accordion and sings in five languages.

In addition to live performances he gives educational seminars on the history of jazz, Latin music, and classical music.

He is an Artist in Residence with the Southern California Jazz Society and a Docent with the Advocates For Classical Music/San Diego Symphony.


He is author of the book “Life’s A Good Gig,” nominated for best non-fiction book by the San Diego Book & Writers Awards.

Cain has recorded many CDs which are available in the "Shopping" and "Music" sections above.



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