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Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson, Jr. does not simply play; he embodies the sentiment of the saxophone – strong, resonant, and a testament to the unique vibrancy of New Orleans’ spirit. Music has flowed mellifluously through Johnson’s veins as far back as he can remember, as he was born into a rich musical heritage where Jazz, Classical and Funk/Soul artists on both sides of his family have paved the way. Artistic expression, to Johnson, is a constantly evolving process that’s strengthened through hard work and an undying reverence for every note played which was entrenched in Johnson during his student career at the prestigious New Orleans Center for Performance Arts (NOCCA). In addition to his repertoire of international concert experiences, Johnson is also a Jazz Foundation of America Clinician, where he leads workshops in the public schools of New Orleans. His all-star band, ChapterSOUL, has swiftly gained national accolades, while his own Calvin Johnson Quartet (CJQ) proudly presented its debut studio album, Jewel’s Lullaby, in 2012.