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Jeff Johnson

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: December 12, 1954    

Jeff Johnson

Jazz bassist, Jeff Johnson, received an acoustic guitar at age 9 and began his personal musical journey.

British rock and American soul music were his earliest influences. Early 1960's AM radio became his first “teacher”. Jeff learned the licks and chords of popular music of the time by listening and copying what he heard. At age 15, Jeff took a job offer to play electric bass guitar in a steadily working band which introduced him to jazz. By age 17 he was teaching himself the acoustic double bass, learning onstage with veterans and peers of the fertile “Twin Cities” jazz scene....
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Awards

2000, 2001 Earshot Jazz "NW Instrumentalist of the Year" 2001 Earshot Jazz "Album of the Year" (Art of Falling) 2003 Earshot Jazz "Outside band of the year"
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    Suitcase

    Origin Records
    2012
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    Apothecary

    Origin Records
    2009
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    Tall Stranger

    Origin Records
    2008
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    Near Earth


    2004
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    Born Of Water

    Thrill Jockey
    1987
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    Shadow Play

    Thrill Jockey
    1983
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    Through The Door

    Thrill Jockey
    1982
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Featured recording “Suitcase”

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Suitcase

Origin Records (2012)

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”Johnson's a shadow boxer who doesn't support a soloist as much as he challenges him” - Dave McElfresh / Jazz Now
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