‘Songs from the Jazz Country’ – An evening with TJ Johnson and his band in concert.
As they take you on a dusty trail from the smokey Jazz dives of New Orleans through the foot tapping Honky Tonks of Texas to the gin-soaked Speakeasies of New York.
TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic highly revered Jazz and Blues singers. He is also a hot piano player and respected bandleader, taking his influence from musical legends such as Dr John, Ray Charles, Jimmy Witherspoon, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson.
Always a true ambassador of the soul, TJ sings songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, songs of hope and despair, songs of the night, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.
Backed by his group of top London-based musicians, TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner always bring both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.
Band Line up:
TJ Johnson – Piano / Vocals
Jools Greaves – Tenor Sax/ Flute/ Harmonica
Simon Read – Double Bass
James Kitchman – Guitar
Wesley Gibbens – Drums