Alphonso Johnson Master Class
Alphonso Johnson Master Class is an internationally known artist who has played and recorded with some of the most important musicians in the world, such as:
Alphonso Johnson Master Class is an internationally known artist who has played and recorded with some of the most important musicians in the world, such as: Santana, Weather Report, The Crusaders, Bob Weir, Chuck Mangione, George Duke, En Vogue, Wayne Shorter, Sergio Mendes, Tony Williams, Joe Williams, and Gregory Hines. Ha registrato albums con Woody Herman, Weather Report, Eddie Henderson, Flora Purim, Quincy Jones, Lee Ritenour, Phil Collins, The Whispers, John McLaughlin, Jeffrey Osborne, Sarah Vaughan, Dori Caymmi, Carl Anderson, e The Meeting.
He began playing at the Philadelphia Academy of Music with John Lamb, who had been the bass player by the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
He later developed his style in fusion music, and at the age of 21 he joined the Woody Herman Orchestra with which he recorded the album "The Raven Speaks". Then he joined the Chuck Mangione Quartet and played on the album "The Land of Make Believe". In 1974 he joined the Weather Report with which he remained until 1976; during this period he also recorded his first solo album, “Moonshadows” (CBS / Epic).
Shortly thereafter he was fascinated by the Chapman Sticks. In the following years he composed two other solo albums, "Yesterdays Dreams" and "Spellbound", the latter with the participation of Chapman Sticks, also for CBS / Epic. In 1979 he toured with "CBS All Stars" (Billy Cobham, Tom Scott, Steve Khan). In the same year he had a Grammy nomination for best rhythm and blues instrumentalist.
University of Southern California teacher with Peter Erskine and Allan Pasqua.
Alphonso Johnson Master Class, not to be missed.
(Monday) 18:30 - 20:30
via Cimarra, 19/b