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John Foreman

John Foreman is a musical director, pianist and composer.

John wrote The Flame, which was performed by Tina Arena and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony. His compositions have also been performed by artists such as Vanessa Amorosi and Jose Carreras.

After many years tickling Bert Newton's ivories on Good Morning Australia, John joined Australian Idol as musical director in 2003. He's musical director for Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight® and the TV Week Logie Awards, and an occasional contributor to the Nine Network's 20 to 1. He hosted The Big Night In with John Foreman, and a Ten Network special, John Foreman Presents Burt Bacharach, which featured Bacharach performing live and being interviewed by John.

John has also worked with Chris Isaak, Reba McEntire, Joe Williams, James Galway and Shirley Bassey.

He's also a jazz pianist. He has performed at jazz festivals in Montreal, Canada, Santa Barbara, USA and jazz venues in London.

He's also the ambassador for Music. Count Us In, an initiative of the Australian Music Council, to encourage music education in schools, and he hosts the annual School Spectacular on ABC television.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is John's fourth production for The Production Company.

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John Foreman

John Foreman