John Fluker is an intense fusion of God-given talent and well-honed skill. A potent brew of vocalist, musician, songwriter, producer, arranger and teacher, he has extensive experience on the stage and in the studio. His goal is to share his gift of music, not only through his original compositions, but also by teaching others to explore their own musical abilities.
Born in Lansing, Michigan, John grew up listening to the dynamic and spiritually-charged harmonies of his church choir, which he joined as a teenager. The gospel background provided John the humility he demonstrates regarding his gifts. John garnered technical skill, traditional training and a strong work ethic at the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor Degree in Music. However, his musical sensibilities have been accented by more contemporary and secular artists as well.
John is currently Gladys Knight’s musical director and has toured internationally as a pianist/vocalist during which, he performed for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham-Clinton. Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices’ 2006 Grammy nominated “One Voice” CD features John singing the duet with Gladys Knight entitled “Did You Know,” as well as leading “He’s Worthy,” contributing as a writer on “He Shines On Me,” and sharing in the co-arrangements of the various hymns. John’s new instrumental piano CD “The Sound Of Peace” features all original compositions setting a meditative mood for the spirit conscious. The compositions Asleep Beneath The Moon Part One and Two evoke similar musical expressions as heard from the popular Twilight movie. Fans of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, etc. will enjoy the mysterious and romantic connection. John’s musical collaborative work with Kelly Eisenhour, “Parley Great Escape” debuted recently at BYU in conjunction with Campus Education week. John has also performed as a side musician for Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men, David Hasselhoff, Brenda Russell, Stephanie Mills, Sam Harris, Mavis Staples, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina Belle and Hinton Battle. He has been a featured soloist with the Carson Symphony Orchestra and has accompanied the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Jenifer Lewis in “Now What?” as musical director.
John has performed on television’s "2006 Nobel Peace Prize Concert," “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show,” “Lou Rawl’s Parade of Stars,” “Donny & Marie,” “Sinbad’s HBO Summer Jam,” Rosie O’Donnell,” “Regis & Kathy Lee,” “Roseanne Show,” “Soul Train Awards,” “Living Single,” “Fox After Breakfast,” “Welcome Home with Clifton Davis on PTL,”(musical director) and Ed McMahon’s “Star Search,” where he won the Best Male Vocalist category.
John also works as a vocal coach and is featured in Seth Rigg’s “Singing For The Stars.” He has coached many clients including Jennifer Lopez, Roselyn Sanchez, Devon Aoki, Kim Fields, Mary Hart and Florence LaRue (of The Fifth Dimension).