Greg Johnson: “Bluer”
January 18 • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm• $12
Commonly known for his saxophone work on Saint Motel’s “My Type,” Greg Johnson‘s colorful, melodic approach to music presents his listeners with a tonal pale)e that they have never experienced before. Supported by his group “Bluer” with Omree Gal-Oz on piano, Mike Dougherty on bass and Andrew Boyle on drums, each show takes Greg’s original new set of music on a different adventure every night.
Greg has appeared in concert and on mainstream recordings with Jazz greats Curtis Fuller, Billy Taylor, Dick Oats, Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and many more. He has appeared on stage with pop and rock acts such as Saint Motel, Robin Thicke, Barry Manilow and the O’Jays at some of the biggest festivals and venues in the world.
His group “Bluer” is embarking on an international tour, playing at jazz clubs and festivals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Greg has released four recordings – “Lines of Flight” “Invisible” “GJ3” and “City People” – under his name, and has contributed to dozens more. Recently, Greg was added to the 2017 GRAMMY ballot in the category of “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” for his work on Aarón Serfaty’s “In the Game”. His album “Organasm” will be releasing in early 2019 on Summit records.
“One of the most gifted saxophonists/composers to come along in quite a while.” -Bob Mintzer
Greg Johnson, tenor sax
Omree Gal-Oz, piano
Michael Daugherty, bass
Andrew Boyle, drums
Presented by the Jazz Station.