DC Jazz Festival 2015 National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden GEORGE V JOHNSON JR Fred Foss - tenor & flute Ron Sutton - alto Deante Childers - piano Herman Burney - bass Lenny Robinson - drums
The Play of L’IFE Washington City Paper calls Local British-Nigerian composer/vocalist Olayimika Cole “a remarkable new talent.” In this new theatrical concert, the powerful compositions from her critically-acclaimed debut album, L’IFE, are set within vivid stories, video, and dance that tell of the composer’s spiritual path. Journey through music and life’s changes; begin in Nigeria where the ancient Yoruba belief says life began; travel to London, by way of Montreal, and arrive in DC on a train of jazz and memories. Top Jazz and theatrical talent from DC and beyond will gather to celebrate boarding the train of L’IFE in a remarkable global concert event.
A Century of Black Life, History & Culture An Evening of Jazz" Featuring Local Jazz Greats! Featuring Christie Dashiell, George V Johnson Jr, N Tyme Jazz Ensemble
Black History Celebration VOICES OF OUR ANCESTORS Featuring George V Johnson Jr - voice Fred Foss-saxophone & flute Donvonte McCoy-trumpet Deante Childers-piano Herman Burney-bass Lenny Robinson-drums GEORGE V JOHNSON JR, writes lyrics about complex things: personal experiences, love, history, family, home, heaven and most of all Jazz! Phrases turn, emotions connect, melodies soar. It’s a fuel that burns full-throttle, ignited by the heat of his soulful voice and the power and passion of his performance. You sing along even though you’ve never heard the tune before. George writes from a perspective of distances, of interludes between lovers and lives and the roads that lead from small towns to big cities.
Label: Your Majesty Records
Manager: Tahir H Johnson
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
Director & Founder
Washington DC Jazz Network
Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap ...See Full Bio