Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

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.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
”Johnson's a shadow boxer who doesn't support a soloist as much as he challenges him” - Dave McElfresh / Jazz Now

7 Photos

Albums

Videos

Similar

Premium Profiles

Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Jack DeSalvo Jack DeSalvo
guitar
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
Behn Gillece Behn Gillece
vibraphone
Ryan Blotnick Ryan Blotnick
guitar
David Longoria David Longoria
trumpet
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
saxophone
Carol Albert Carol Albert
piano
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Danny Freyer Danny Freyer
vocalist
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
piano

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.