Lisa Kaplan

“John's vibrant, whimsical and piano-playing is totally engaging - "Off With The Cuffs" highlights his witty and clever sense of improvisation, and is great fun to listen to."

- Lisa Kaplan, 3-time Grammy winner, Eighth Blackbird

David Yearsley

"To listen to Stetch pilot these luxury vehicles over the off-road of his imagination is wildly inspiring, usefully disconcerting, and just plain fun."

- David Yearsley, Counterpunch

DownBeat Magazine

"Stetch has the musical gravitas to pull off what some could see as mere musical jokes; in his hands, though, these tunes have become more contemporary songs, to be taken no less seriously than the originals."

- DownBeat Magazine, 4 stars

Rufus Reid

“FANTASTIC!  There is such clarity and so much humor in Stetch’s playing!  I have always loved that about him.”

- Rufus Reid, bassist, composer and bandleader

Alex Fiterstein

"John Stetch has a unique voice and travels freely between musical styles. He does all of this with overwhelming virtuosity."

- Alex Fiterstein, clarinetist, 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient