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ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award for a piece called "Remember Forgot" from Holophonor's debut record. Read more about the award here.

Take a listen:


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LA Weekly preview

Johnson remains in L.A., contributing to the rapid youth movement in jazz currently underway..
— Gary Fukushima, LA Weekly

Check out the full preview here!

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HOLOPHONOR CD Release Tour!

Holophonor just wrapped an amazing CD release tour, playing shows in Los Angeles, Half Moon Bay, New York, Rochester, and Western Massachusetts. You can find more info about the band and our happenings here!

EPK for our debut record "Holophonor":

 

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International Jazz Day 2014 - OSAKA

Just returned from a wonderful trip to Japan for the UNESCO's International Jazz Day in Osaka. Got to play in a horn section behind Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, and Lalah Hathaway. What an experience!

Soundcheck for IJD 2014

Soundcheck for IJD 2014

Soundcheck for IJD 2014

Soundcheck for IJD 2014

IJD Global Concert 2014

IJD Global Concert 2014

"Something" in Osaka with Lalah Hathaway, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, Kris Bowers, Terri Lyne Carrington

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Introducing Holophonor

After an incredible two years of study, performance, and growth, my Monk Institute brothers and I have decided to stick together as a band. I proudly introduce Holophonor!

 We've recorded an album, to be released in June of this year. Here's a sneak peak, filmed during our session at Ocean Studios:


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Red Sea Jazz Festival & Ravinia Festival Performance

Excited to be traveling to Israel this week for the Red Sea Jazz Festival. The Monk Institute Ensemble will be performing with special guest, Jane Monheit . In addition to two performances, we'll be presenting a masterclass on Aug 19th.

More information can be found here

 

Also, making a quick trip back to Chicago to play at the Ravinia Festival with some Steans Institute alums, opening up for Natalie Cole and Ramsey Lewis on August 28th. More info here.

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Welcome

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Welcome

Welcome to joshjohnsonmusic.com! Here you'll find videos of recent performances, as well as information on upcoming performances.

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