Late Night Session: Richard Johnson
The Swing Session
Thursday, May 30, 2013
11:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Cover: Tue, Wed, $5; Thu, Fri, $10; Sat, $20 Student: Tue- Fri, $5; Sat, $10 (with valid I.D.)
with Alvester Garnett, drums; Matt Rybicki, bass; Brandon Lee, trumpet; and Debbie Duncan, vocals
Born in Pittsburgh, Johnson graduated from the Berklee School of Music before entering the Boston Conservatory, where he earned a Masters degree in Jazz Pedagogy. He then went on to receive an Artist Performance Diploma at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory under the direction of Ron Carter. Johnson was a member of Wynton Marsalis’s Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from 2000-2003. His latest CD, Battle Grounds, was released in June 2010. While his main influences are Ahmad Jamal, James P. Johnson, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, Johnson has recently taken inspiration from popular music, infusing it with his own unique twist. This week at Dizzy's, Johnson and his group will perform the music of Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry, and Betty Carter.
Late Night Sessions are the new After Hours at Dizzy’s Club Coca–Cola. Scheduled after after the headlining artist’s last set Tuesday through Saturday, these performances feature some of jazz’s most talented up and coming artists. No reservations necessary.