John WoodWho is John Wood

John Wood is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer and creator of the nonprofit Theater Arts Festival For Youth, TAFFY, a popular outdoor family festival that ran for 10 years (1985-1994) in Agoura, CA and featured some of the top performers from the US, Canada and beyond. He is West Coast Producer of TAFFY Presents which brings entertainment to children in hospitals, schools and similar groups. Previously, John was co-creator, producer, actor and singer with the popular performing group J.P. Nightingale. He performed in over 8,000 shows to thousands of children in schools and theaters, including the Hollywood Bowl. He has written, produced and performed numerous songs as well as character voices for Jingle Company, DJB Music Group.  John started in post-production at Editel, LA in 1996 and worked in the management side of the business until he co-created Cinecal Entertainment, a script development company (2013-2017). In addition, he is renowned as a national children’s music reviewer for his own site and KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children's Media and, for 14 years, was the music judge for NAPPA, a national children’s music award contest. John was born in England and is still a British citizen in case there is a need to return there. He is owned by three cats named Shadow, Finnegan and Archie!

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