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
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