Pianist and composer Quinn Johnson has lived in four different countries on three different continents, and has played music from around the world with Cuban, Brasilian, Persian, African, Middle Eastern and Chinese artists. Some of those he has had the pleasure of working with include Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Rita Coolidge, Mike Stoller, Martin Short, Jack Sheldon, Diane Schuur, Tom Scott, Richard Carpenter, Judith Hill, Poncho Sanchez, Flora Purim, Wayne Brady, John Densmore (of The Doors), Ben E King, Bettye La Vette, Elba Ramalho,DowntotheBone,JerrySeinfeld, AirtoMoreira,FranciscoAguabella,Christopher Cross, Alvaro Torres and Dancing with the Stars (US/Canada tour).
Quinn was the music director/pianist for American songbook singer Steve Tyrell for 16 years. He is currently the music director for pop singer Debby Boone, as well as piano/keyboardist for the Clare Fischer Big Band, which received the 2013 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Quinn has performed at jazz festivals around the globe, including places such as Montreux, Bangkok, Vienne, Recife (Brasil), Detroit, San Jose, Capetown, Vitoria (Spain), and Syracuse, as well as venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Hall and Buckingham Palace.
He has performed on many TV shows including The Tonight Show, The David Lettterman Show, The Today Show,The View, the Emmys, America’s Got Talent, and his playing can be heard on many TV shows as well as feature films. One of his compositions can be heard on the Emmy award winning show “Homeland”.