Henry Johnson
  • Chicago
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Henry Johnson's Friends

  • Gino Goss
  • Qasim Coleman
  • Lance Reddick
  • dario Congedo
  • Herbie Guldenaar
  • Kristian Borring
  • Lloyd Gregory
  • kalyan kumar majumdar
  • AL Ward
  • William St Peter
  • Danny Hayoun
  • Monica Chapman
  • Wayne Wesley Johnson
  • Dondray Robinson
  • Richard Harrison Smith

Music

Loading…

Henry Johnson's Groups

Gifts Received (1)

 

Henry Johnson's Page

Latest Activity

Matt Wiese liked Henry Johnson's profile
Mar 21, 2012
Henry Johnson was featured
Oct 24, 2011
Henry Johnson received a gift from Gino Goss
Jan 26, 2011
Henry Johnson was featured
Nov 29, 2010
Henry Johnson left a comment for Herbie Guldenaar
"Thanks for the compliment, Herbie. You sound beautiful too. Henry"
May 15, 2010
Henry Johnson updated their profile
May 5, 2010
Henry Johnson left a comment for Bruce C
"Boy Bruce, You look like you're really out in the cold by viewing your pic!"
Mar 23, 2010

Profile Information

Tell us a little about your background...
Henry Johnson - The Chicago-born guitarist began playing at age twelve. While spending some formative time in Memphis, he started playing gospel music at age thirteen. By age fourteen, Johnson was playing in R&B groups. Although Johnson's parents brought him up hearing the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Joe Williams, and other artists of that era, it was not until 1967 that Johnson was formally introduced to jazz by hearing guitarist Wes Montgomery. In 1976, he went on the road with jazz organist Jack McDuff and worked with vocalist, Donny Hathaway in 1977. In 1979, Johnson began playing with jazz pianist, Ramsey Lewis, and in 1985, jazz legend, Joe Williams added Johnson to his regular group. Johnson's musical roots run deep into gospel, blues, and jazz. His strongest and earliest influences were Kenny Burrell, George Benson, and most significantly, Wes Montgomery. While influenced by these great guitarists, Johnson also cites the music of Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, big bands, and jazz orchestras as integral forces which shaped his style. "You're The One", his recording debut for MCA/Impulse! achieved ..1 status on both the Radio & Records NAC chart, and Contemporary Jazz chart for two months - a rare occurrence for a first recording. This recording also won a five star rating in Downbeat magazine, and was nominated for a Grammy. Johnson's follow-up recordings, "Future Excursions" and "Never Too Much" also reached the top of the charts."New Beginnings", was Johnson's debut recording for the Heads Up International jazz label. "New Beginnings" and "Missing You", his second release for Heads Up International, both reached the top of the charts as well. In addition to his solo recording projects, Johnson has found time to record with the likes of Ramsey Lewis, vocalists, Joe Williams and Vanessa Ruben, and saxophonist Richie Cole among many others. He has performed with Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw, Angela Bofil, Dizzy Gillespie, the Boston Pops, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Dr. Billy Taylor, and organist Jimmy Smith, James Moody, David "Fathead" Newman, Terry Gibbs, Bobby Watson, Nicholas Payton, and many other great jazz artists.
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.myspace.com/henryjohnsonguitar

Henry Johnson's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Henry Johnson's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (133 comments)

You need to be a member of THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE "A GREAT PLACE TO HANG" to add comments!

Join THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE "A GREAT PLACE TO HANG"

At 8:25pm on January 26, 2011, Gino Goss gave Henry Johnson a gift
Gift
checked out your webpage last night - great music man !! Much Love - Gino ~~
At 10:21am on March 21, 2010, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Henry Johnson,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage- http://www.freewebs.com/miartemartagracielabressi- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.freewebs.com/mindsofglass

Regards,

Marta

P.S.: Unfortunately, i' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.File free to add me if you want.
At 8:10am on March 19, 2010, Bruce C said…

Henry....what great chops man! Such classy and sensitive work...well done! Great spacing and`phrasing...such a treat to my old ears...lovely work with your great group too...everyone is listening, and adding to the total musicianship....truly beautiful...a tight and talented group...Well done!...Love to network with you anytime, should you need visual imagery to match your wonderful musical artistry...my best to you...always b
At 6:59pm on March 8, 2010, Mike Johnson said…
Check me here on the jazz network or hit my site http://www.mikejohnsonsplace.com
At 9:04pm on March 7, 2010, Mike Johnson said…
Henry...I was mesmerized by your playing!!! I will be following you and hope to see you play live some time! Check me out when time permits!
At 4:47am on September 16, 2009, Richard Harrison Smith said…
Hi Henry, We met sometime around '77 or '78 at the Sheraton in Columbus, Ohio. I believe you were on the road with Ramsey Lewis or someone. You sat in with our group, (the band leaders name was Carl Sally, a tenor player) and later showed me a bunch of Wes stuff in the room. I only remembered part of it because I was a bit drunk that night and not really with it, to my embarrasment. If it's any consolation, that night led me to quit drinking at work. Anyway, I'm still working and trying to learn, living in Asia for the last 25 years (Taiwan and Singapore). If you're curious you could check my webiste; ricksmithguitar.com I just wanted to thank you for the time and encouragement you gave me all those years ago. Sometimes the effects of kindness or generousity go far beyond the moment! Thanks, Henry
At 9:16am on September 3, 2009, jazz said…
bonjours monsieu johnson j admir baucoups vos music respect pour vous abientot
At 12:39pm on June 9, 2009, John H Langley said…
Hello Great one.
Love seeing you kicking it as always.
Haven't seen you since the Gary Indiana days.
John Henry Langley from the Langley 5
Steve Brisker days --How's Billy?
remember the 70's.
Love you as always
Always my favorite Guitarist...
At 10:20am on May 29, 2009, Myreille Bédard said…
Hi Henry

Very nice sound I hear in your guitar playing. Your music is like a warm and cool breeze.
Best regards
Myreille
At 10:12pm on March 16, 2009, Kennard Williams said…
Thanks for your response Henry. I've heard you play several times via WDUQ 90.5 FM and the Net as well. You sound great...I like listening.

Best Wishes,

Kennard
 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

SPOTLIGHTED ARTISTS AND BUSINESSES:

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos
blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

 
 

 

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

Support The Jazz Network Worldwide

 

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos
suggestions Pictures, Images and Photos


Click the image to give us your ideas for great festivals, events, fundraisers, sponsors, investors, etc. Let's combine our databases to bring us all to the next level of networking!

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos
DISCLAIMER Pictures, Images and Photos
The Jazz Network reserves the right to approve, decline or ban membership at anytime without notice at its own discretion.

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE IS AN ORIGINAL ENTITY AND SOLE PROPRIETOR AND HAS NEVER PARTNERED OR AFFILIATED ITSELF WITH ANY OTHER JAZZ NETWORK THAT EXISTS THAT HAS A SIMILAR INTERFACE TO OUR ORIGINAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, LAYOUT, ADVERTISEMENTS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN.

blinking divider Pictures, Images and Photos

 

© 2014   Created by Jaijai Jackson.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

googled77eeec400d24e5e.html