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The New Jazz Joint

by Ski Johnson

3 Time Grammy Nominated and #1 Billboard Jazz Saxophone artist Ski Johnson
Genre: Jazz: Soul-Jazz
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Ski Johnson a Washington, DC based saxophonist has developed a captivating soulful jazz style that undisputedly makes him a musical force in the New Millennium. Artistically his creative, distinctive and versatile sound is comparable to renowned soul and jazz artists such as the late Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright, Najee and the late George Howard. Ski Johnson is accompanied by a seven-piece ensemble that includes some of the most talented and experienced musicians in the country. Together they have an energetic stage presence that makes them one of the most exciting groups of performers to hit the soul/jazz scene in recent history. His versatility can be experience listening to the wide variety of compositions he has written,including “Follow a Rainbow” a hypnotic groove and “A Message to Miles” a heart felt tribute to jazz great Miles Davis. These are two of his compositions that will be remembered for their fervor and inventiveness that took his musical talent in a new direction. Other earlier works that exemplifies Ski’s unique style are on his Second CD titled “In Your Eyes”. One of his most recent CDS titled “Ski’s Supreme”, he does a fresh contemporary rendition of Chaka Khan’s “Tell Me Something Good”; a romantic ballad “Ski’s Supreme” collaborated with Roy Ayers, Alyson Williams and Tony Terry; an upbeat track with an energetic funk flavor such as “F Thang”; and a soothing sultry sax solo “So You Wanna Dance”. Over the years he's toured worldwide with Lionel Hampton, Nancy Wilson, Phyllis Hyman, the Harper Brothers, Billy Taylor, Lo-Key, Freddie Jackson, Mikki Howard and recently, Roy Ayers, Patti LaBelle, Brian McKnight,Tony Terry, Alyson Williams, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim and Mario. In addition to the numerous concerts he has performed across the globe, Ski has made many appearances on television and radio stations. Some of his most recent include Good Morning America, FOX 5 Morning News, ABC NEWS, Comcast Special Edition, The Channel 9 Morning Show, The Donnie Simpson Show, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The Tonight Show. Ski has also performed the National Anthem at several NBA Basketball games. Ski Johnson's new CD, “Welcome to my world”, features Tony Terry and a host of talented singers and musicians. The Hit CD “Welcome to my world” crosses many genres of music, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop and Soul. “It’s a different CD”, say’s the New York and Los Angeles Times. In fact, so different that the Executives from Revolution Studios/Sony Pictures requested the CD and Ski be cast in the ‘XXX State of the Union’ movie staring Samuel Jackson and Ice Cube released in May 2005. Ski Johnson New Cd “New Beginnings” is his best work to date. It features tracks from Award winning Producers and songs. Award winning producer Quincy Jones says “Ski’s new Cd “New Beginnings” is destined for a Grammy” Ski simply calls the CD the Best of the Best. If fact the CD ‘New Beginnings” became the #1 CD on the Billboard charts and was Considered for 3 Grammies. Ski Johnson recently captured the attention of Network Television and has a new TV show Coming to Television called “Living it up with Ski Johnson” When asked about his goals, Ski responds, “I’d like to create my music with the satisfaction of knowing that the whole World is listening and enjoying"



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