Master Pittsburgh drummer brings his all-star group to the Playhouse with special guest Carolyn Perteete. Johnson adapts comfortably to a variety of genres. He began his musical journey playing drums at five years old. His father, Dr. James Johnson Jr., a well-known pianist and educator sparked his passion for music. Later mentored by the great Roger Humphries, this laid the foundation for a stellar career including performing as a regularity Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal. Johnson’s collaborator for this performance and in life, vocalist Carolyn Perteete, will perform new music released over the past two years.
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