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Johnny Schaefer is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter of eclectic music. He has been soloist and cantor (lead music minister) at Blesed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, CA since 1982. He has a B.A in music (voice and composition) from Cal State University, Fullerton. He has sung with Josh Groban, Melissa Manchester, Diahann Carroll, and Sarah Vaughan, among others. On his new Christmas album, From Here to Nativity, he worked with Grammy Award-nominated harpist Carol Robbins, acclaimed organist Christoph Bull, Producer Stephan Oberhoff (Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russel, Quincy Jones), and many others. The album is an eclectic musical journey from Advent through Christmas and Epiphany. It consists of 15 songs on 14 tracks. Seven songs are brand new, original Christmas songs. Most of the songs have sacred themes, but there are a couple of confections as well. The album is available worldwide on November 3, 2016.