In 2003, George V Johnson Jr. was commissioned by Don Sickler of Second Floor Music to pen lyrics to the music of jazz legend and saxophonist, Hank Mobley. Since taking on the project Johnson has skillfully, completed over 40 of Mobley’s classic compositions and still counting. Some with complete solo’s. Critics are already saying this is one of the most important and extensive projects to be presented to the public from the jazz vocalese realm in many, many years. With Jazz Vocalese, still i …
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George V Johnson Jr returns for one night at Kelly's Ellis Island Restaurant & Pub. A newly jazz oriented club located near Catholic University of America and features a great ambiance and a wide variety of good cooking.
Having performed with James Moody, Lou Donaldson, Arnold Sterling, David 'Fathead' Newman, the talented vocalist seemed to found his niche after relocating back to his hometown Washington DC. While dinning in a local rest …
"Kelly's becoming hot spot"
by Steve Monroe 9/06
While the weather is starting to turn cool with the fading of summertime, the hot sounds of jazz promise to enliven one Northeast neighborhood for sometime to come. The coming of jazz on saturday nights at Kelly's Ellis Island Restaurant and Pub in the Brookland neighborhood has featured many nights of crowds of enjoying the talents of some of the a
By: Ben Lokovsky
Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap through the air. See if you can hear the mesmerizing melodies go up and down, bringing you through joy and sadness, taking your emotions on a sensory experience unlike any other. Now picture that musician and his beloved
Due to popular demand hometown favorite, vocalist/lyricist/actor George V Johnson Jr. returns to Twins Lounge for a one night engagement Friday, December 16th. He’ll be celebrating 55 years on the planet. All Musicians and friends are invited to come out to Twins and join in the fun.
Johnson’s career spans over 30 years, dating back to the 70's with the late pianist John Malachi at the "PIGFOOT" workshop in NE Washington DC. If you have not had the opportunity to hear him in concert r
GEORGE V JOHNSON JR
THE ART OF JAZZ VOCALESE "WORKSHOP"
"Heir Apparent" to the Founding Father of Vocalese "EDDIE JEFFERSON" He's Next In Line!
8 Weeks - 2 Hours of "INTENSE INSTRUCTIONS" each session
Serious singers only!
End of session performance 2 nights @ TWINS LOUNGE
Classes Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Time: 7:30 9:30 (Each Tuesday)
Learn to sing & write l
by: George V Johnson Jr.
Twins Jazz would like to personally thank the Washington DC JAZZ Community for supporting the JAZZ MARATHON FUNDRAISER for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina. Many area musicians in the Nations Capitol went above and beyond the call of duty to assist in making this event a success. Beautiful jazz music was played 12 hours non stop. Ten hours of this event was recorded live on video. At the d