Some of Nonjohn's Past Public Performances

(Performances are listed in approximately reverse chronological order.  When known, exact dates are noted.)

Performed original Boogie Woogies at the Jazz Annex, San Antonio - Wednesday, July 28, 2004

"Nonjohn's Barrelhouse" Concert - held on June 26, 2004, San Antonio, TX

"Palestine Steam" Concert - at the Texas State Railroad Depot, Palestine, TX - May 15, 2004

Performed original Boogie Woogie Piano at Jim Cullum's Landing, San Antonio, TX - April 1, 2004

Performed his Hindu re-write of Hank Williams's "I Saw the Light" - First Unitarian Church, San Antonio, TX - 2000

Performed Samba Percussion at the Folklife Festival, San Antonio, TX - June, 2000

Arabic Drumming at Demo's Greek Restaurant -  Blanco Road Location, San Antonio, TX -- 2000

Arabic Drumming at Fiesta Flambeau Parade, San Antonio, TX - April,2000

Sunken Garden Theatre, San Antonio, TX - April, 2000

Performed original Boogie Woogie piano solo at the "Jazz Service" at the First Unitarian Church, San Antonio, TX - 1999

Performed original Boogie Woogie solo piano at Gem of the Hills Center - Solo Piano performance - Blanco, TX -- 1997

Improvisatory Drumming - St. John's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA -- circa 1996

Menlo Park ,CA - first performance using the "Nonjohn" name while Nonjohn was a medical student at Stanford -- May 6, 1994 (Performance was at a party sponsored by the Stanford Medical Students Association in the home of fellow Stanford medical student, Keith Heinzerling, an excellent percussionist from the Los Angeles area, who went on to specialize in internal medicine.  While a medical student, Keith went on a national tour and played drums for the Northern California band, American Sensei, who released their "Snacky Poo" album on October 17, 1995.)

Stanford Variety Show on four occasions, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - 1993-1998

Played keyboards at the annual Hari Krishna Festival - Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA, circa 1991

Original Compositions performed at Synth Club Concert, Arellano Theatre, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - October 12, 1989

H.E.L.P. Concert - Charity Concert to raise funds for the Johns Hopkins AIDS Institute, Shriver Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - March 31, 1988

Funk You Concert - Nonjohn's largest solo concert while he was an undergraduate in psychology at Johns Hopkins, Shriver Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - December 7, 1988

Multiple Solo & Coffee shop Performances at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD - fall of 1986 through spring of 1990

Johns Hopkins Musical Showcase, Baltimore, MD- (overall winner for 2 separate years) - 1987 & 1990

Original Compositions performed at Computer Music Concerts on two occasions at Goucher College, Towson, MD -- 1987 and 1988

Synthesizer player - Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra - Baltimore, MD, circa 1987

Solo Piano Concert for Grand Opening of Romar Music - Central Mall, Texarkana, Texas, summer of 1986

Played Dr. Clarke in Senior Play, "Up the Down Staircase" - Texarkana, Arkansas - 1986

Performed Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" while class president and dressed in drag in the "Miss Ugly" Contest at Texarkana, Arkansas High School - 1984.  This was Nonjohn's first solo performance in drag.

Performed Original Compositions at Texarkana, Arkansas High School Talent Show on two occasions - 1985 and 1986

"Madrigals" Choir - Multiple performances in the Texarkana, AR-TX, metropolitan area -- 1985-86

Played "The Psychiatrist" in "They're Coming to Take Me Away" - theatric role in fund-raising skit at Texarkana, Arkansas High School -- 1985

Performed "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood in Osaka, Japan, at a private party for Miyoko Ose. -- summer of 1985.  This performance would constitute Nonjohn's first performance outside of the United States.

Played the lead male role in one-act Thornton Wilder Play, Texarkana, Texas - 1983

As drum major, conducted multiple performances of the North Heights Junior High Marching Band in Arkansas, and Texas -- 1982-83

Played baritone in at the Kindler Memorial Concert, an annual symphonic concert held in Texarkana, Arkansas -- 1982-83.  (Nonjohn was awarded the "Outstanding Musician" Award during this event.) 

Henderson State University Band Camp (for two years) (1st band, 1st chair on baritone), Arkadelphia, Arkansas -- 1981 and 1982

Played lead role of Tom Sawyer in Musical, "Tom Sawyer, " at the Cabe Center, First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, Arkansas -- 1979-1980

Performed "Milk Bucket Boogie" - 4th grade, St. James Day School, Texarkana, Texas, 1977-78

Performed Original Piano Compositions in Dixie Gilbert's Music Class - St. James Day School, Texarkana, Texas.  (These were Nonjohn's first public performances of his own musical compositions.) -- 1977-78

During his 2nd-grade year, Nonjohn performed magic shows with younger brother, Joseph Tennison, as his assistant.  Two separate shows were performed at St. James Day School -- once for the 2nd grade class and then again for the 3rd grade class -- Texarkana, TX - 1975-76

United Methodist Kindergarten Commencement Services on two occasions.  (This is the first occasion that could be regarded as a public performance by Nonjohn.  The performance involved singing children's songs and folk music; skipping; and dancing with "stick" horses.) -- First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR, 1972-73 and 1973-74

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