John Paterno

Associate Professor

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John Paterno is a Grammy-winning producer, mixer, composer, engineer, mastering engineer, teacher, and musician who has worked with a diverse range of artists including Gov’t Mule, Robbie Williams, Steve Gadd Band, Soraya, Michael Landau, Band of Other Brothers, Robben Ford, Eros Ramazzotti, the Thrills, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Raitt, and Badly Drawn Boy, in his 30-plus-year career. 

Paterno moved to Los Angeles two weeks after graduation from the University of Miami's music engineering (MUE) program. A short period of freelance assisting concluded with a staff position at Sunset Sound/Sound Factory in Hollywood, where for five years he was exposed to many great engineers, producers, and artists. After breaking out of assisting, he worked with a wide range of producers including Mitchell Froom, Joe Chiccarelli, Byron Gallimore, Celso Valli, and Stephen Duffy. He won a Latin Grammy for his work with artist/producer Soraya.

Paterno has produced or coproduced projects for Gov’t Mule, Michael Landau, Andrew Synowiec, the Black Mollys, Mitchell Froom, Lustra, Robbie Williams, the Lilac Time, and many other artists. He has also cowritten songs with artists and written pieces for TV and film.

  • Latin Grammy, Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Soraya (2004)