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George A. Johnson, Jr. / Bio

Hi ,


My new CD is now live in iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/with-love
It's call " George A. Johnson Jr. , With Love " I hope you all stay in love forever
Hi ,
> This is the info I wanted you to have.


I have written music for a episode of Felicity {TV Film }.
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I'm a drummer and piano player. I also played drums with Mc Coy Tyner,Lou Donaldson on tours and I have recorded with them too . My first CD was called Turquoise Ocean.
I also have "George A. Johnson Jr. All Star Tribute" That is selling on itunes and it is number 1 in radio play in Canada. . You can hear some of the music on my new CD on itunes.
I wish you all the best,
George



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George A. Johnson, Jr.
2765 Jackson Road
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Phone and Fax (856) 629-6763
Email: mudpie28@comcast.net
Musical Abilities: Well versed in all types of music including jazz, standards, and
various types of ethnic music. Have successfully led several bands.
Instrument:: Drums and vocals (lead) Piano
Composer
Some
Albums/CDs: Karma/Charles Ear
Loveland/Lonnie Listen Smith
Until Sunrise/Ed Wiley re-released 1996
Aroma/Abdullah Abraham released 1995
In Remembrance/Ed Wiley released 1995
George A Johnson, Jr. CDs: "Turquoise Ocean released 1997 / All Star Tribute 2006 2011 Feb. 14th " With Love " Sep. 25/2011 " EVOLUTION "

Education: Master of Arts in Music with Distinction in Music Education.
Experience:
1971-1974 Performed with Grover Washington, Jr. Held jazz workshops at
Berkeley College for Dean Anderson.
1974 Performed with Charles Ear, including the Mont Jazz Festival
in Switzerland.
1975-1979 Worked with various artists including Jimmy Garrison, Buster
Williams, Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Cedar Walton, Lonnie Listen
Smith, George Adams, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Hammond, Jimmy Merit,
John Thaïs and Gene Ammos. Also performed during this time with
Johnny Lunch's Big Band at Club Harlem. Advertised for Paste
cymbals and appeared in the Paste International Profiles of Drummers.
1979-1982 Performed with McCoy Tyner, including European tour, the Atlantic
City Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival and Chicago Fest.
1982-1988 Winton Marselis and Charles Ear. Numerous society functions
including Mayor Wilson Goode‚s inauguration and Frank Sumatra's
birthday party at the Golden Nugget.
1990-1995 Performed with Abdullah Ibraham (Dollar Brand) including European
tour, South African tour and Japan. Played with South African
National Symphony Orchestra. Conducted workshops and master classes at
Natal University in Durban South Africa for Darius Bareback PHD and
Cape University for Renee McLean.
Conducted a workshop in New Orleans at the Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Performed with Abdullah Ibraham at Montreal Festival, The Forum in London, Jazz Hamburg, Opera Leipzig, and North Sea Festival. Is an endorsee for
Paste Cymbal Company, Sonar Drum Company, Aquarian Drum Heads, Cappella Drum Sticks. Music director for Abdullah Ibraham.
1995 Performed with Craig Handy, Milt Hinton, Shirley Scott, Wiycliffe Gordon, Terrell Stafford and Sir Roland Hannah.
1996 Currently performing with my own band. Performed at the Mellon Jazz Festival featuring Grover Washington, Jr., featured guest drummer with Willie Williams Quartet at Cape May Jazz Festival. Performed with my own band at the Newport Jazz Festival in Bryant Park in New York. Personnel in my band: Gary Thomas, Kenny Drew, Jr., Steve Kirby
1997 First Turquoise Ocean tour, touring Germany, Switzerland, Austria. Tour was a great success. Performed with Johnny Griffin and my trio. Musicians were John Hicks piano and Steve Kirby bass. We played at the Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal. We were very well received.
1997 to Present - Performing internationally with my own band.

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General Info

Artist Name
George A. Johnson, Jr.
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/gaj
Genres
Jazz

Contact Info

Location
Williamstown, NJ