Johnson's a shadow boxer who doesn't support a soloist as much as he challenges him.
Born In Minneapolis, Jeff Johnson ("Free" to some of his colleagues) left at age 20, spending time in Philadelphia and New York, and has worked with a veritable who's who of great jazz musicians such as Philly Joe Jones, Charlie Rouse, Barney Kessel, Chet Baker, Lew Tabackin, Eddie Daniels, Mark Murphy, Joanne Brackeen, Julian Priester, Jay Clayton, Marlena Shaw, Billy Hart, Annie Ross, George Cables, Bud Shank, Claudio Roditti, Ernestine Anderson, and Michael Wolfe, to name just a few.
Jeff met Jessica Williams in Seattle in 1991 and Hal Galper at the Port Townsend Festival in 1993, great pianists with whom he has had ongoing musical relationships. He is one of the most on-call working musicians in the competitive Seattle musical arena, and his contribution to jazz is substantial and continuing.
He now leads various small ensembles, composes, goes on the road frequently, and is involved in numerous projects and recording dates around the world.
|Aug 18, 2016 - Scenes
Egan's , Seattle , WA
|Aug 19, 2016 - Scenes
The Jazz Station, Eugene , OR
|Aug 21, 2016 - Scenes
Montavilla Jazz Festival, Portland , OR
|Oct 02, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
The Press Room, Portsmouth , NH
|Oct 07, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
Lillypad, Cambridge , MA
|Oct 08, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
Small's Jazz Club, New York City , NY
|Oct 09, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
The 9th Note, Stamford , CT
|Oct 10, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
William Paterson College, Wayne , NJ
|Oct 11, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
Kent State University, Kent , OH
|Oct 12, 2016 - Hal Galper Trio with Jerry Bergonzi
BLU jazz, Akron , OH
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For more information about Jeff Johnson, please visit: http://www.jazzbassist.com.
Aaron Immanuel Wright