Oral History Information
John Allegrezza began working in the piano business in 1957 and soon discovered he had a real passion for the business and the people. In 1981 he opened his store, Allegrezza Pianos, in Ridgeland, Mississippi, just north of Jackson. Over the years he worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Kawai, which was his first line! John was named the Kawai Dealer of the Year several times, a fact of which he was very proud of. John was also very proud that his grandson joined the business and they were able to work side by side. A lifelong member of the music business, John worked in the store up until just a few months before his passing at the age of 90. He gave so much to our industry, encouraging countless people to make music.