Howard Johnson and Gravity Will Be Performing in Concert at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 7:30PM and 9:00 PM.
Howard Johnson tubas, baritone, pennywhistle
Dave Bargeron tuba
Earl McIntyre tuba
Joe Daley tuba
Bob Stewart tuba
Neidra Johnson tuba, Vocals
Carlton Holmes piano
Melissa Slocum bass
J.T. Lewis drums
Brooklyn Conservatory of MusicConcert Hall
58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
March 26th, 2011- Showtime- 7:30 PM & 9:00pm
Tickets: $25 / $15 students and seniors
About Howard Johnson
One of the top tuba soloists since the early '60s, Howard Johnson is a very versatile player who not only plays tuba and baritone but other reeds and trumpet. He moved to New York in 1963, where he worked with Charles Mingus (1964-1966), Hank Crawford, and Archie Shepp. In 1966, he started a 20-year off-and-on association with Gil Evans. Johnson's four-tuba group Substructure performed with Taj Mahal, and, in the late '70s, he formed a different tuba band called Gravity that, in 1996, finally had the opportunity to record (plus play at the Monterey Jazz Festival). Howard Johnson has recorded with Crawford (1983-1984), Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Jimmy Heath, Bob Moses, George Gruntz's Concert Jazz Band, and frequently with Evans' orchestra, among others.
This project has been made possible be the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.
Programs at the Conservatory are supported by The Achelis Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Barclays/Nets Community Alliance, The Beatrice S. Wind Charitable Remainder Trust, Bloomberg, Brooklyn Community Foundation, ConEdison, Fund for the City of New York/Open Society Foundations' Performing Arts Recovery Initiative, Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, National Guild for Community Arts Education/MetLife Foundation, Park Slope Civic Council, The Rudin Foundation, and Youth, I.N.C., as well as numerous individual donors. Programs at the Conservatory are also supported in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For Information on Howard Johnson go to: hojozone.com
For more information on the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music go to: bqcm.org
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