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George A. Johnson Jr

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Location:Williamstown, New Jersey, United States
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Hi ,

I have a great single show. I need the work. I will be sending you a video thou wetrainsfer.com.I hope everything is going great with you.Keep in touch ! I also

have a new CD out now Called " ROMANTIC EVENINGS " Big Band CD. Check out itunes George A Johnson, Jr. CDs:" Turquoise Ocean" released 1997 / All Star Tribute2006 / 2011" With Love" /" Evolution" / An Intimate Encounter"2012 Triangle"All new !!! Accappella Jazz. Intensity Jan 7th 2013 " The Right Vibes May 2013



nokia download. Put my full name in like you see it above. Thank you.

Here is the artwork of the new album by George A George A. Johnson Jr. called TRIANGLE. George is one of the best drummers around. He also sings all lead vocals on this album. Available at itunes today!!!

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> This is the info I wanted you to have.
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! Hope your having a great day. . I have written music for a episode of Felicity {TV Film }.

Best wishes. I'm a drummer and piano player. I also played drums with Mc Coy Tyner,Lou Donaldson and Mr. A.Ibrahim on tours and I have recorded with . My first CD was called Turquoise Ocean. .

I also have "George A. Johnson Jr. All Star Tribute" That is selling on itunes and it is number 1 in radio play in Canada. . You can hear some of the music on my new CD on itunes. Also check out " With Love "my newest CD. Thank you for your time I know you must be very busy.

I wish you all the best,

George

This is from "Smother Magazine "

George A. Johnson Jr. All Stars ˜ All Star Tribute

Buy it from InSound Get this on iTunes

BCS Records proudly presents „All Star Tribute‰, a truly all star jazz event. A full horn section with amazing piano players, guitarists, bassists, and drummers complement the album with wild uptempo improv jazz. Curtis Fuller loads in some juicy trombone along with fellow trombone players Wycliff Gordon and Clifford Adams. George A. Johnson Jr. is the leader of the pack showcasing not only his brilliant vocals but stellar percussion and sweet piano. In addition there‚s organist Charles Earland along with fellow pianists Shirley Scott, Rich Budese, Cedar Walton, and Abdullah Ibrahim. Wynton Marsalis takes time to show off his incredible trumpet skills. Big band jazz hasn't sounded this incredible since the early part of the 20th century

Featured Artist: George A. Johnson Jr

CD Title: George A. Johnson Jr. All Stars Band

Year: 2006

Record Label: BCS Records

Style: BeBop / Hard Bop

Review:

George A Johnson Jr., Born in Bridgeton, NJ in 1953, is a third generation drummer. Johnson Jr. began playing drums at the age of five and began playing professionally at the age of 12 in the Atlantic City music scene. As a young adult Elvin Jones and Art Blakey mentored Johnson; in fact, it was Jones who helped Johnson pick out his first set of drums.

Johnson‚s latest release is a debut on BCS Records entitled, the George Johnson Jr. All Stars Band. The release features such jazz icons as; Curtis Fuller (trombone), Ceder Walton (piano), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Wyclif Gordon (trombone) and Terell Stafford (trumpet). These are only a few names on this BCS debut, guaranteed to get you swinging and get your foot tapping.

The CD begins with a live performance recorded at the Montreax Jazz Festival entitled „Morgan,‰ a composition penned by organist Charles Earland, which pays homage to the late trumpeter, Lee Morgan. The tune sets an up-tempo pace for the soloist to explore upon with trumpeter Jon Faddis blowing bebop licks as Earland and Johnson keep the pulse driving. Earland contributes a fine performance rich in the tradition with a few sprinklings of modern intervallic structures for added intensity.

„Sleepy,‰ a nice mid tempo swing, set to an A-A-B-A song form with part of the melody quoting the Flintstones theme song. All of the soloist keep the bop language flowing with ample quotes of various melodies to keep the listeners interest and perhaps to continue the quoting theme that was heard earlier in the melody.

The third track is „Shaw Nuff‰ fast, with Johnson keeping the pulse light and swinging. The classic be-bop tune is eloquently performed by Shirley Scott (piano), Ed Wiley (tenor sax), Wycliff Gordon (trombone), David Phross (bass), and Terell Stafford (trumpet). „Scrapple,‰ is a be-bop inspired blues from a set with the Jazz Messengers with Johnson at the drum helm, featuring; Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Donald Harrison (alto sax), Johnny O‚Neal (piano) and Charles Farbrough (bass).

„Little Man,‰ another feature with the Art Blakey‚s Jazz Messengers with Johnson on drums, is an up-tempo piece that leaves the land of be-bop to explore the methodology of the post-bop era. Johnson‚s solo displays both melodic rhythms and driving passion. „I Didn‚t Know What,‰ displays Johnson‚s compositional skills with the post-bop angular melody over a driving undercurrent supplied by Johnson and Farbrough. This song is definitely a highlight of the ten track journey.

„Tuang Gura‰ finds Abdullah Ibrahim on piano setting up a beautiful ballad. However, Johnson‚s scorching brush work is a surprising entrance, and thus beginning the Middle Eastern influenced journey of sounds and exotic musical colors. „My Break Tune‰ and „Alice in Wonderland‰ are two more tracks recorded with the Art Blakey‚s Jazz Messengers with Johnson playing drums.

„Fly Me to the Moon,‰ features Johnson on vocals and rounds out the release with another dimension of Johnson‚s many talents.

George A Johnson Jr. has released a very enjoyable release that features an all-star line up of players, compositions and performances on BCS Records that any avid bebop to post-bebop listener would enjoy.

Tracks: Morgan, Sleepy, Shaw Nuff, Scrapple, Little Man, I Didn't Know, My Theme, Tuang Gura, My Break Tune, Alice in Wonderland, Fly Me To the Moon
Reviewed by: H. Allen Williams





June 29, 2006

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George Johnson Jr., All-Star Tribute
BCS Records, 2006

Modern big-band jazz fusion welded tight with the help of whiz-bang chops from top-dog cohorts such as Curtis Fuller on trombone, the piano blitzes of Cedar Walton, and Wynton Marsalis chipping in with his trumpet. Tutored by such drum-kit heavyweights as Elvin Jones and Art Blakey, the multi-talented Johnson has been around since the â•?70s, recently finding himself the object of affection in the eyes of rogue acid jazz and hip-hop fans, which should come as no great shock in light of Johnsonâ•?s progressive approach. Thereâ•?s no arguing with an album like this; high-grade all the way, itâ•?s comparable to the Yellowjackets in their prime, whether walking a be-bop high-wire (â•?Shaw Nuffâ•?), dazzling the Montreax Jazz Festival with warp-speed fusion (â•?Morganâ•?) or cutting up some prototypical jazz (â•?I Didnâ•?t Know What,â•? an original of Johnsonâ•?s). Outro track â•?Fly Me to the Moonâ•? highlights Johnsonâ•?s knack for baritone crooning, a surprise sweet spot that compels the listener to leave the CD in for another go. A-

˜ Eric Saeger

a.. World Music, AAA, Reggae, Jazz, Blues
>Music Reviews of World Music, Adult Contemporary, Reggae, Jazz, Blues,
>Classical
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>
>George A. Johnson Jr. All Stars - All Star Tribute Buy it at Amazon
>
>
>
>BCS Records proudly presents "All Star Tribute", a truly all star jazz
>event. A full horn section with amazing piano players, guitarists,
>bassists, and drummers complement the album with wild uptempo improv jazz.
>Curtis Fuller loads in some juicy trombone along with fellow trombone
>players Wycliff Gordon and Clifford Adams. George A. Johnson Jr. is the
>leader of the pack showcasing not only his brilliant vocals but stellar
>percussion and sweet piano. In addition there's organist Charles Earland
>along with fellow pianists Shirley Scott, Rich Budese, Cedar Walton, and
>Abdullah Ibrahim. Wynton Marsalis takes time to show off his incredible
>trumpet skills. Big band jazz hasn't sounded this incredible since the
>early part of the 20th century.
>
>- J-Sin
>

My Programs and Playlists for August 2006

ARTIST/Track/Album/Label * = Australian

Thu 3/08/06 "Primetime Jazz" 7pm - 9pm "Mainstream - Something Old & New"

1) DAVID STRYKER/ Feelin' Good/Big City/Melbay Records

2) JIM PEARCE/Why I Haven't Got You/Prairie Dog Ballet/Oak Avenue

3) DON STIERNBERG/I Cover The Waterfront/Unseasonably Cool/Blue Night

4) CHRIS WALDEN BIG BAND/You Took Advantage Of Me/Home Of My Heart/Origin

5) PETER ZIMMER QUINTET/Woodside Blues/Burnin' Live At The Jazz Standard/Tippin'

6) LIONEL HAMPTON/Red Top/There Will Never Be Another You/Out Of Sight

7) JON CROSSE/Mary Had A Little Lamb/Kind of Blue & Pink/JazzCat

8) GEORGE jOHNSON JR/Little Man/All Star Tribute/BCS Records

9) CHUCK REDD/Li'l Darlin'/Happy All The Time/Arbors

10) CECILIA SMITH/Africa Rememberred/Dark Triumph/CEA MUSIC

11) MICHELLE NICOLLE*/Drop The Smile/What Kind Of Fool/NewMarket***

12) DANIEL SMITH/Doxy/Bebop Bassoon/Zah Zah

13) EDDIE DANIELS/My One and Only Love/Mean What You Say/IPO

14) CLARK WOODARD & JOE FARRELL/My Funny Valentine/Woodard & Farrell/BCS

15) JONATHAN KREISBERG/Pacific/Unearth/MelBay Records

16) LARRY VUCKOVICH/Blue Bohemia Suite/Street Scene/Tetrachord

*** = available at www.henk.com.au

George A. Johnson, Jr.

2765 Jackson Road

Williamstown, NJ 08094

Phone and Fax (856) 629-6763

Email: mudpie28@comcast.net

Musical Abilities: Well versed in all types of music including jazz, standards, and

various types of ethnic music. Have successfully led several bands.

Instrument:: Drums and vocals (lead) Piano

Composer

Some

Albums/CDs: Karma/Charles Ear

Loveland/Lonnie Listen Smith

Until Sunrise/Ed Wiley re-released 1996

Aroma/Abdullah Abraham released 1995

In Remembrance/Ed Wiley released 1995

George A Johnson, Jr. CDs: Turquoise Ocean released 1997 / All Star Tribute 2006

Education: Doctorate of Arts with Distinction in Music Education.

Experience:

1971-1974 Performed with Grover Washington, Jr. Held jazz workshops at

Berkeley College for Dean Anderson.

1974 Performed with Charles Ear, including the Mont Jazz Festival

in Switzerland.

1975-1979 Worked with various artists including Jimmy Garrison, Buster

Williams, Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Cedar Walton, Lonnie Listen

Smith, George Adams, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Hammond, Jimmy Merit,

John Thaïs and Gene Ammos. Also performed during this time with

Johnny Lunch's Big Band at Club Harlem. Advertised for Paste

cymbals and appeared in the Paste International Profiles of Drummers.

1979-1982 Performed with McCoy Tyner, including European tour, the Atlantic

City Jazz Festival, ******* Jazz Festival and Chicago Fest.

1982-1988 Winton Morsels and Charles Ear. Numerous society functions

including Mayor Wilson Goode‚s inauguration and Frank Sumatra's

birthday party at the Golden Nugget.

1990-1995 Performed with Abdullah Abraham (Dollar Brand) including European

tour, South African tour and Japan. Played with South African

National Symphony Orchestra. Conducted workshops and master classes at

Natal University in Durban South Africa for Darius Bareback PHD and

Cape University for Renee McLean.

Conducted a workshop in New Orleans at the Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Performed with Abdullah Abraham at Montreal Festival, The Forum in London, Jazz Hamburg, Opera Leipzig, and North Sea Festival. Is an endorsee for

Paste Cymbal Company, Sonar Drum Company, Aquarian Drum Heads, Cappella Drum Sticks. Music director for Abdullah Abraham.

1995 Performed with Craig Handy, Milt Hinton, Shirley Scott, Wickliffe Gordon, Terrell Stafford and Sir Roland Hannah.

1996 Currently performing with my own band. Performed at the Mellon Jazz Festival featuring Grover Washington, Jr., featured guest drummer with Willie Williams Quartet at Cape May Jazz Festival. Performed with my own band at the Newport Jazz Festival in Bryant Park in New York. Personnel in my band: Gary Thomas, Kenny Drew, Jr., Steve Kirby

1997 First Turquoise Ocean tour, touring Germany, Switzerland, Austria. Tour was a great success. Performed with Johnny Griffin and my trio. Musicians were John Hicks piano and Steve Kirby bass. We played at the Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal. We were very well received.

1997 to Present - Performing internationally with my own band.

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I’m George A. Johnson Jr.

This is the info that I wanted you to have. I'm a single act and I sing over 600 songs. I have a new CD out on itune. Just go to itunes and put George A. Johnson Jr With Love and you can here me now !!! As you will see in the small song lists that I have below I can sound different every night. I have all my own stuff. I am ready to go any where. I sing a lot of R&B , Motown, Rock, Easy Listening, American top 40 and Big Band.

I'm ready to ROCK the house !!!!! I KNOW I CAN MAKE ALL THE PEOPLE AT YOUR RESORT HAPPY WITH MUSIC.

Thank you for your time and attention.

George A. Johnson, Jr.

2765 Jackson Road

Williamstown, NJ 08094

Phone and Fax (856) 629-6763

Email: mudpie28@comcast.net

Musical Abilities: Well versed in all types of music including jazz, standards, and

various types of ethnic music. Have successfully led several bands.

Instrument::{Lead} Vocals Drums and Piano

Composer

Education: Doctorate of Arts with Distinction in Music Education

Experience:

1971-1974 Performed with Grover Washington, Jr. Held jazz workshops at

Berkeley College for Dean Anderson.

. Also performed during this time with

Johnny Lunch's Big Band at Club Harlem. Advertised for Paste

cymbals and appeared in the Paste International Profiles of Drummers.

. Numerous society functions

including Mayor Wilson Goode’s inauguration and Frank Sumatra's

birthday party at the Golden Nugget.

. Played with South African

National Symphony Orchestra. Conducted workshops and master classes at

Natal University in Durban South Africa for Darius Bareback PHD and

Cape University for Renee McLean.

Conducted a workshop in New Orleans at the Jazz and Heritage Festival.

, and North Sea Festival. Is an endorsee for

Paste Cymbal Company, Sonar Drum Company, Aquarian Drum Heads, Cappella Drum Sticks.

I would be great in a dance lounge. I have also been performing in Atlantic City and I just got back from Las Vegas.

Small Song List [ R&B ]

1. Celebration G# 53. Hello

2. Old Time Rock & Roll G 54. All Night Long

3. One in a Million Bb 55. Hot,, Hot

4. Soul Man 56. Midnight Hour

5 My Prayer F 57. You Are so Beautiful

I Only Have Eyes for You C 58. Good Loving

Super Freak A 59. Pink Cadillac

The Butt C 60. Dancing in the Street G

My Girl C 61. The 1st time ever I saw your face

Sugar Pie C 62. Hey Yaw

Isn't too Proud to Beg C 63.Sharp dressed man

Do You Love Me 64.Copa Cabana

Blues Will Heal You

Lady DO

The Thrill is Gone Bb

Early in the Morning I

Superstar CO

People Make the World go Round Bb

Boom Boon Boom I Word Up IF

Brick House

What You Won’t do for Love

Ernie Weenie

You are the Sunshine of my Life

Under the Boardwalk

New York New York

You Send Me

Creeping

At Last

I Feel Like Making Love

Stand by Me

My Funny Valentine

Busting Loose

I Believe in You and Me IF

So Sorry

Drop the Bomb I

Give it to me Baby GO

My Prerogative GO-

Always and Forever

Just the Two of Us

Became Mucho Bb

Morning

We’re in This Love Together

Let it Be

Addicted to Love

Hutchie Cookie Man Bb

Hip to be Square

Just Once

Kiosk

Mambo # 5

Jamming

I Shot the Sheriff

My Song List

Small Big Band / Ballroom & Jazz song list & Keys :

1. All Of Me Eb

2. Angel Eyes c –

3. April In Paris C

4. Autumn Leaves E –

5. Autumn Serenade Eb

6. Cheek To Cheek c Maj

7. Darling Ab

8. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me G Maj

9. Dindi Eb

10. Fever F-

11. Fall In Love Over Again Db

12. Georgia Eb

13. God Bless The Child C Maj

14. Good Morning Heartache C –

15. Groovy People

16. Hoochie Choochie Man B b

17. I Thought About You Eb

18. I Believe F Maj

19. In The Evening E b

20. In A Mellow Tone F

21. Meditation C

22. Moanin F-

23. My One And Only Love C Maj

24. My Prayer F-

25. Night In Tunisia D-

26. Night And Day F-

27. Our Love Is Here To Stay F-

28. Quietnight C

29. Route 66 F-

30. Softly As A morning Sunrise C –

31. Stormy Monday F-

32. Teach Me Tonight Eb

33. Tenderly Eb

34. There Will Never Be Another You Eb

35. There Is No Greater Love Bb

36. Unforgettable F

37. What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life A-

38. What A Difference F

39. When I Fall In Love Eb

40. Willow Weep For Me F

41. I Want To Talk About You Eb

42. Every Time We Say Good – By Db

43. You’re the One F-

44. Superstar C

45. You Stepped Out Of A Dream C

46. Someday D-

47. More Today C

48. Mona Lisa Eb

49. My Funny Valentine E-

50. At Last C-

51. Blue Skies Eb

52. Stella By Starlight

53. Afro Blue

54. Lullaby Of Birdland

55. Lover Lady

56. Be Anything

57. Some Where

58. Feeling Good F

59. Caravan C -

60. Where has are love gone

61. Brazil G

62. I’ve got the right to sing the blues D -

63.Glory of Love F

64. Mak’en Whoopee F

65. When the sun comes out G

66. The look of love D -

67. Besame Mucho D -

68.Cheek to Cheek C

69.Fly me to the moon


All the best,
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