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George A. Johnson Jr. George A. Johnson Jr.

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



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.


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, Playboy 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

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SUMMARY: Third-generation jazz drummer George A. Johnson has been involved with some of the largest outfits in the genre. Among his long list of musical accomplishments are performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, holding jazz workshops at Berkley College, and touring the world with some of the world's most prolific jazz artists. Now head of his own group, Johnson's brand of jazz is energetic, uplifting, and solidifies his reputation for being a world-class drummer.

BODY: Williamstown, New Jersey, September 2, 2014 - George A

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