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VEL JOHNSON

VEL JOHNSON

Jazz / R&B / Soul Asbury Park, NJ  US

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  • 2015

    Oct 23

    Brielle, NJ, US | 7:00pm

    Hi! See you this Friday Oct 23, at Allure! Hit at 7pm. Great place for dinner and cocktails – and Roguishness! Address: 601 Union Avenue, Brielle, NJ 08740 Phone: 732.528.4350

  • 2015

    Jul 18

    Bradley Beach, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    http://www.roguesontherun.com/ http://www.giamanos.com/

  • 2015

    Jun 26

    Bradley Beach, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    http://www.giamanos.com/ Close family, good food and good wine: they form the core of traditional Italian culture. They’re also key reasons that Giamano’s Ristorante in Bradley Beach has been in business for nearly 30 years. “What we serve our customers is what we feel good about eating ourselves. We want to feed them as if they’re our family,” says Rhonda Manno.

  • 2015

    May 1

    Bradley Beach, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Rogues on the Run was formed in 1992. We are a Jersey Shore based band specializing in traditional blues and original contemporary blues/jazz music. We play at numerous clubs on the Jersey shore including Jason's Jazz & Blues Club, Bar Anticipation, Meritage, The Ragin' Cajun, Six Flags Great Adventure, Harry's Roadhouse in Asbury Park, 709 in Pt. Pleasant, Giamano's, the Downtown Cafe and Ashes in Red Bank, Tortugas, as well as, many outdoor music festivals and concerts. We have also opened for B.B. King. Rogues on the Run The Rogues have two CDs of original music: "Somethin's Cookin'" that features a guest appearance by legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, and "Salmon." We have built our reputation as a "live band" and invite you to come see us play. Be sure to come up and say "hi!"

  • 2015

    Feb 20

    Bradley Beach, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    ome hear for yourself why so many rave “best music venue in the area” The acoustics are fantastic, the ambience is splendid,the staff always happy to help you! One visit to our “Upstairs Room” and you will surely be back again and again. We book the best musical talent…both local and from outside the area. Always a great party…check our musical calendar to find out who’s appearing. Finest Italian dining on the Jersey Shore…dinner served in our “Upstairs Room” ..your choice…dining room, or up close with the music in our bar area. Voted for 5 years running……”Best place to listen to live music” Come up and say hello, we would love to see you!

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Sounds Like: Gerald Albright, Grover Washington, Najee, Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman

Label: Harbor Site Records

Manager: http://veljohnson144.wix.com/vels-website

Bio: VEL has played for various jazz functions and has opened for Hugh Masekela, BB King, Spyro Gyra and others. his musical influence include Miles Davis, Grover Washington, Lester Young, John Coltrane, and Charlie Parker. his interest in music started at an early age and his first instrument was the...See Full Bio

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“This article originally appeared in the triCityNews on June 24, 2010. - C.D. Words by Craig Dowd The festival proper begins on Saturday with Vel Johnson and the Mayor’s Players, who will be playing from noon to 1:30 p.m. Johnson, born and bred in Jersey, is a jewel of a sax player who can blow alto, tenor and soprano equally well. A mainstay on the Jersey festival circuit, Johnson has a spiritual sound and regularly exhibits powerful breath control that produces a rhythmic freedom not unlike that of his main influence, John Coltrane " - Words by Craig Dowd, triCityNews (Jul 24, 2010) ”

— Craig Dowd, Tri City News

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