Now residing in the Big D! George V Johnson Jr., vocalist, lyricist, composer, educator, actor and recently named “Washington City Paper Best Vocals 2016”, is a unique and rare gem. A career that spans over 40 years was a student of the great Eddie Jefferson has performed with many jazz legends including John Malachi, James Moody, Lou Donaldson, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Brooks, Marcus Belgrave, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wallace Roney, Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander and more. Made his Debut recording in 1981 with Pharoah Sanders on the CD “Rejoice” original lyrics to John Coltrane’s classic “Moments Notice,” Don’t sleep! Detroit is in for a special treat!
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
Ian Finkelstein – piano
Marion Hayden – bass
Bass – Alex White