From Zappa Wiki Jawaka
Born: 28th May 1940, Englewood, New Jersey. Attended the Lenox School of Jazz, Lenox Mass. in 1959 with fellow students such as Ornette Coleman, and Don Cherry. During the mid-1960's he was with the Creative Associates at the State University at Buffalo. Moving to California he became coordinator of the percussion program at California Institute of the Arts in 1970. He taught Ed Mann who later joined him in his group The Repercussion Unit.
John Bergamo provided percussion for:
John is head of the Repercussion Unit, with occasional bandmember Ed Mann.