GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
Get ready for an explosive evening of music, fun and excitement. Washington DC native George Victor Johnson Jr. performs One Night Only Live @ Cliff Bell's Friday, May 12th featuring a few of Detroit's finest Ian Finkelstein - piano, Marion Hayden - bass, Alex White - drums. Johnson was mentored and deemed "Next in Line" by the Grand Master of Vocalese Eddie Jefferson before his untimely death in 1979. He has performed with the likes of John Malachi, James Moody, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimny Heath, Roy Brooks, Marcus Belgrave, Barry Harris, David Fathead Newman, Wallace Roney and more.
George made his recording debut feature vocalist in 1981 with Pharoah Sanders on the LP Rejoice singing original lyrics to John Coltrane's classic "MOMENTS NOTICE". https://youtu.be/RHQEujakWbw
BITCHES BREW LIVE Detroit Jazz Festival 1991 with Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth https://youtu.be/5xeDYn893cY
Come wittness one of the most exciting entertainers on the scene. Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Now picture that musician and his beloved instrument: The Voice of George V Johnson Jr! That's the Art of Jazz Vocalese~~Ben Lozovsky (American University) Eagle On-line