John Lugo

John L.

San Antonio, TX
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John "MuscleMouth" Lugo is a professional performance trombonist and composer/arranger currently residing in San Antonio, TX. His versatility has taken him from performing a sold out Hollywood Bowl with Ziggy Marley's band (backing Bob Andy and Freddie McGregor) to performing a sold out Moe’s Alley Blues Club with George Clinton. MuscleMouth has performed and recorded with members of such bands as Parliament/Funkadelic, The Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, the Eels and Fishbone. He is a veteran of the Vans Warped Tour, has appeared on MTV numerous times with Robi Draco Rosa (Menudo) and can be heard on the New York Times website in an Emmy winning performance behind some of the biggest names in film. Look for his horn arrangements and performances on the upcoming Trulio Disgracias album, as well as his recordings with The Bashments, Cousin Junebug, Watts Ensemble, Marcus Very Ordinary, Thelonious Monster, Bucketfunk, Tawali, Soul Turtle and many others. His solo projects are released under the name MuscleMouth. John Lugo is also a composer in the classical medium. Albums and sheet music are available through E-TIP Records and E Tú Productions Ltd. John aka MuscleMouth is a former Band President of Judson High School in Converse, TX.
BM Composition and Theory, Cum Laude
UTSA 2004

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Bachelor of Music Composition and Theory
Aug 2000 - May 2004


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Broadcast Music Inc.
Aug 2000

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

MuscleMouth with Trulio Disgracias in Los Angeles, CA.

John "MuscleMouth" Lugo performs on the pBone with Marcus Very Ordinary in Los Angeles, CA.
John "MuscleMouth" Lugo performs at the Amoeba Records Hollywood Madrid Gras parade, from the Amoeba Records 2018 Calendar for March.

John "MuscleMouth" Lugo on a poster advertising the band Cousin Junebug in Los Angeles, CA.

John "MuscleMouth" Lugo performs with Marcus Very Ordinary in Los Angeles, CA.

John "MuscleMouth" Lugo with Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, fellow member of the band Trulio Disgracias.


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