Earl R. Johnson, Jr.
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I'm coming to the east coast in Feb.- 2/22 Blues Alley (DC), 2/23 Twins Jazz (DC), 2/25 Sugar Bar (NYC)... Get Ready To Be "JUICIFIED!!"

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Jan 7, 2011
Jonathan Singleton left a comment for Earl R. Johnson, Jr.
"Have a good hit! Hope to come down and see you sometime! j."
Feb 8, 2010
Chadwick J. Bishop left a comment for Earl R. Johnson, Jr.
"What's up man? Great talking to you. Knock em out in B More and I'll hit you up when you get back. Peace!!!"
Oct 27, 2009
Earl R. Johnson, Jr. commented on DOLORES PETERSEN's group LOS ANGELES JAZZ MEETUP
"Pianist Earl R. Johnson, Jr. LIVE @ Cafe Cordiale in Sherman Oaks, CA Thurs. Oct. 29th- 9:30 & 11 shows FREE!! (14015 Ventura Blvd.- 91423) Come join this electrifying performer and get "Juicified" in a rare FREE concert performance…"
Oct 26, 2009
Earl R. Johnson, Jr. left a comment for Rita Shelby
"Thanks for the ADD Rita... Listen, I hope you can make it out to my concert at Cafe Cordiale (in Sherman Oaks) this Thursday (10/29) 9:30 & 11 shows) It's going to be HOT!! We're performing songs off my award winning CD,…"
Oct 26, 2009
Earl R. Johnson, Jr. commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Jazz Clubs
"Come out for a night of great fun as Pianist/Vocalist Earl R. Johnson, Jr. brings his special brand of funky Jazz to Cafe Sevilla Riverside, CA (3252 Mission Inn Ave., 951-778-0611). He is featured in this month's Urban Living Magazine and is…"
Sep 25, 2009
Earl R. Johnson, Jr. commented on DOLORES PETERSEN's group LOS ANGELES JAZZ MEETUP
"Come out for a night of great fun as Pianist/Vocalist Earl R. Johnson, Jr. brings his special brand of funky Jazz to Cafe Sevilla Riverside, CA (3252 Mission Inn Ave., 951-778-0611). He is featured in this month's Urban Living Magazine and is…"
Sep 25, 2009

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Where are you located?
Los Angeles, CA
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Jazz Presenter
Tell us a little about your background...
A Composer/ Producer/ Pianist living in Los Angeles, Earl R. Johnson, Jr. has worked professionally with a veritable "Who's Who" in the music industry; including Brian McKnight, Wynton Marsalis, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Austin, Stevie Wonder, Chante Moore, K Ci and Jojo, Brand New Heavies, Kenny Lattimore, Beyonce, and most notably as Keyboardist/ Featured Soloist for Chaka Khan. He has composed and/or conducted Dramatic Underscores for several film and television projects and for a variety of other honors/ situations. Earl has also collaborated with other noted composers Marcus Miller and Steve Tyrell. Earl has written and developed music curriculums for The International House of Blues Foundation. He has lectured on the university circuit and serves as a consultant and preeminent musical authority for several symposiums and panel discussions throughout the country. Earl currently serves on the advisory board for London Garcia's Music Boxx.

Earl has been voted the "2009 Jazz Artist of the Year" by The Los Angeles South Bay Music Awards. He also garnered two other nominations for "Songwriter of the Year" and "Keyboardist of the Year." Additionally, Rockwired.com nominated Earl for 2009 "Best Male Artist."

After much anticipation, Earl has now launched his solo recording career with his Sensational Debut CD entitled, "JUICY." The project is Contemporary, Jazzy with a Serious R&B twist. Both the project and the live show have been receiving critical acclaim. He has captivated audiences on five continents and has performed for several Dignitaries and Heads of State including Nelson Mandela and President- elect Barack Obama.

Earl has been heralded as one of the premiere composers/ producers of his era with an electric style that is nothing short of awesome. His music is cognitive and funky, even soul- wrenching. With his fiery solo style, complete with some delicious finger work, Earl weaves a musical fable of song.

But, after working with many of the music industry’s top legends, Earl blasts out front with "JUICY." Talk about the ‘it’ factor, this guy’s got it in a major way. “JUICY” takes you on a complete musical journey with ten original masterpieces. It takes an eclectic look into the mind of this prolific producer and songwriter. Earl makes the piano sing with all of the finesse and fluidity of a modern- day virtuoso. Each song pulls you deeper into Earl’s musical world and leaves you in high anticipation of what’s to come next. There will be no skipping around on this CD. You will definitely want to hear every song from start to finish. Whether you are listening to one of the highly charged (virtually danceable) red- hot tracks or one of the soulful, pensive ballads, your musical soul will be exalted.

Since graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, Earl has been very busy. His command of several writing and playing styles has afforded him the opportunity to tour and work with the very best in the industry. He is a prolific producer and has made arrangements for many Recording Artists. He has served as Musical Director for Gerald Albright, Marla Glen, Terry Dexter, Najee, Freda Payne, T.C. Carson, “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Theotrilogy,” to name a few. Earl is also very comfortable in orchestral settings. He has conducted orchestras for a variety of musical situations including the wedding of actress Lela Rochon (“Waiting to Exhale”) and Director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day.”)

“JUICY” has something for everybody. Whether you are in the mood for kicking back with a glass of wine or hitting the dance floor, this CD will definitely satisfy.

The “JUICY” CD is available at Zahra’s Books N Things in Inglewood, CA: Sounsations Records in Westchester, CA: 7th Heaven and Streetside Records both in Kansas City, MO: and Dusty Groove America in Chicago, IL. It can also be purchased online at: www.cdbaby.com/earlrjohnsonjr and iTunes.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
thru colleagues
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Vocalist, Piano, Trumpet
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At 2:48pm on February 8, 2010, Jonathan Singleton said…
Have a good hit! Hope to come down and see you sometime!

At 3:02pm on October 8, 2009, Chadwick J. Bishop said…
What's up man? Great talking to you. Knock em out in B More and I'll hit you up when you get back. Peace!!!
At 10:32am on September 5, 2009, Rita Shelby said…
Hey Earl, you're 'the juice' and you're playing on my CD thanks to the great Michael Wells! Wonderful to meet you and congrats on your success. Keep it up!!
Stay jazzy,
At 3:57pm on June 15, 2009, DOLORES PETERSEN said…
Hi Earl,

Sorry we hadn't a chance to talk since our mutual friend Dr Derrick Finch's short comings. We had a wonderful tribute for him at the Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill and then a BIGGER event with Sandra Booker at USC where his mother witnessed all the love..... please stay in touch.
At 2:15am on June 15, 2009, Miss Tita said…
So much congradulations need a background vocalist or guest artist?????
At 2:15am on June 15, 2009, Miss Tita said…
hey there your soundin so good got any tracks for me? 310 663 7464....peace into u
At 2:42pm on April 30, 2009, Jazz_Queen said…
CONGRATULATIONS EARL!!!!! I am so happy for you.

Jazz Queen
Talking Smooth Jazz
At 5:41pm on April 16, 2009, Barry Barcock said…
Hi Earl,
Thank you for your response to my posting.I am new to this game but appreciate listening to live music, especially Jazz. I am blessed where I live (Hirakata City) as there are three cities, mine plus two that border mine, that have annual Jazz Festivals. I am in contact with my 'local' festival but, am yet to attend any others. On 3rd & 4th May I will attent the festival at Takatsuki and do some networking, in the hope I can gather some contacts.
I was approached recently, by the nice man at "Pure Jazz Radio" (if you don't know of it, check-out the website), if I could do a 2-minuit weekly voice promotion of jazz events here in Japan. Before I commit to it I need to check-out how/what info' is available.
Which brings me to a problem; the Japanese inability (or incompetence)to communicate information. I think each festival operates independantly and don't pool their info' (I hope I am wrong).
I will take note of your address and pass it on, if/when the opportunity arises.
I have added your name, to my list of friends, and please lets keep in touch.
All my regards,
At 7:39pm on April 13, 2009, Ravenda said…
Thanks for connecting with me Earl and I can't wait to promote your CD on my radio show next week. Let's get busy! www.blogtalkradio/mingle-zone-network
At 4:24am on April 13, 2009, Jennifer said…
Hello Earl

I cannot recall saying thank you for connecting. I trust that you had a good Easter Weekend.

I wish you an excellent year!

At 3:34pm on March 23, 2009, Paul Collins said…
Hi Earl, This is Paul, PCAMI*...Love your music. Hit me back when you get a minute. Interested in what you are doing. Much continued success. P.
At 5:56am on February 26, 2009, Motown Mitch said…
Greetings from the Motor City E.J., Jr.

Thanks for the connection... lovin' what I'm hearing on your page my brotha! I don't think it can get any "Juicy" than this man. Thanks for sharing you style of Nu Jazz my way. I look forward to picking up your CD rather soon. I'll look for you on MySpace as well.

Blessings from above,
At 12:24pm on February 11, 2009, Joani Taylor said…
I'm really enjoying your work here. and I love that pic of you and the piano. Warmest regards from Vancouver BC
At 8:30am on January 21, 2009, Alle Montecchi - Giuly Modesti said…
We're nice to meet you! We hope you'll like our music! If you want you can leave a rewiev on iTunes!
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At 7:40pm on January 16, 2009, MUSE said…

At 3:27pm on January 6, 2009, Patricia said…
Hi Earl, I'm just listening now to your Requiem it sounds beautiful. I like so much the way you play the piano, searching something subtle and loving.
Wish lots of succes and peace for this new year. Let's keep in touch. Patricia
At 3:41am on January 5, 2009, Jaijai Jackson said…
Looks like the joint is jumpin' in here. I gave you some nice plugs today on the radio interview I did with The Jazz Queen. Ca-ching! :-)

Will catch up on our convo.

At 7:19pm on January 4, 2009, Maria Howell said…
Okay, are you like a bro of Omega Psi Phi? I'm a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, so I guess we're family. :-) Much success to you, your music sounds great!

Musical love,

At 5:43am on January 2, 2009, Shashona said…
Loving the sounds coming from this page Earl!!! Thanks so much for the add request. It is my honor to accept!!
My email is shashonadj@gmail.com , I would definately love to air this brilliant music on Indie Showcase and awesomeradio.net
Shashona :))
At 10:06pm on December 28, 2008, Celestial Dancer said…
I'll definitely be checking you out. Purchasing my album now.

Celestial Dancer,
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I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

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