John Steven Morgan is an American composer and pianist. He has performed at the 54th and 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey First City Festival, The Wattis Room at SF Davies Symphony Hall, and toured internationally. Along with composing and performing his solo piano pieces, he writes music for Wreche, an experimental black metal collaboration with drummer Barret Baumgart.
He has scored various short films, most notably The Perfect Hello , by Oakland director/writer Zack Kasten (Music co-written with Greg Ashley – of The Gris Gris). It has premiered in the Marfa Film Festival, Artsfest Film Festival, Seattle True Independent Film Festival and more. He also maintains a long-standing collaboration with film maker Paul Trillo.
John's previous projects include pianist/composer in The John Brothers Piano Company, which garnered attention for their radical street performances; pianist in The Greg Ashley Band on Another Generation of Slaves; Architeuthis – John and Barret Baumgart's first collaboration in 2008; and Part Time. As a drummer he has performed in Beef Donut, Cumstain, and a 2012 Pac/NW tour with Apache.