MP3 Gail Jhonson - Keep The Music Playing
Smooth Jazz with a feminine touch. Music director for Norman Brown. Performed with Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Paul Jackson jr, Bobby Lyle & more...
12 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, Gail Denise Johnson began playing piano at the age of 10, had her 1st gig by 14, received a B.A. in composition from the Berklee College of Music, then later moved to Los Angeles to make her dream career come true! She presently splits her time between her staff position at Musician''s Institute/Hollywood, CA, and her music director position with Norman Brown/Warner Brothers Records.
Gail also has a love for theatre, particularly, Gospel Musicals. Her first professional experience was offered as a piano substitute for the stage play EUBIE,/Ivar Theatre, Hollywood. She soon began playing for Langston Hughes play, TAMBORINES TO GLORY at The Bradley Theatre Los Angeles. Thereafter, she was scoring and director music for gospels performances: SAVING GRACE and REASON FOR THE SEASON, written by Dennis Rowe. In 2003, Gail produced the SAVING GRACE CD, with performances by a muti-talented cast; including her son Vein/producer, rap artist & daughter Tamina/soprano & budding musician. Later that year, she performed with Rain Pryor?s FRIED CHICKEN & LATKAS at the Cannon Theatre in Beverly Hills.
She has toured, performed and recorded with many artists, namely: Pink, Minako Honda, Norman Brown, Vanessa Williams, Mindy Abair, Jermaine Jackson, Morris Day, Bobby Womack, Ray Parker jr., Vesta, Howard Hewitt, Bobby Lyle, Brian Culbertson, OC Smith, Paul Jackson jr., Pamela Williams, Phil Perry & yes Milli Vanilli. Her various television performances include: BET on Jazz, MTV, Lou Rawls/Parade of Stars, Soul Train, The Arsenio Hall Show & The Tonight Show and various video performances.
Presently, Gail finds time to accompany the youth choir/band as well as songwriting, producing, piano instruction and recording many inspired youth.
She has written, Funk Keyboards, a contemporary guide to chords, rhythms and licks and & Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves published by Hal Leonard as part of the Musician''s Institute Master Class Series. Gail is a member of Musicians Union (local 47), BMI and has a Certificate of Service, Music Education-Post-secondary/State of California.