Jazz drummer John Cusick takes the stage with pianist Robert Redd, bassist Herman Burney, and special guest saxophonist Marty Nau, formerly of the U.S. Navy Commodores jazz ensemble. John, a Washington, D.C. native, has played the drums most of his life. He appeared on Channel 5 television’s Panorama with popular TV host Maury Povich in 1972. For the next four years, he played full-time in local dance and show clubs, before touring for two years with jazz pianist George Spicka, making festival and TV appearances locally and in the Midwest. In 1978, he performed with Keter Betts and John Malachi at the historic Pigfoot jazz club. In 1992, John’s quintet was among the first to take the stage in the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s lunchtime concert series and the Kennedy Center concert series that has come to be known as the Millennium Stage. As a freelancer, John has performed in jazz groups with numerous members of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Bands. He performed for the ribbon-cutting celebration for the newly restored Lincoln Theater on U Street and has appeared regularly at Twins Jazz.