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What instrument do you play?
The Voice
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
My parents/
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
www.washingtondcjazznetwork.ning.com
My Website
http://http://www.blogtalkradio.com/george-v-johnson-jr
Where are you located?
Washington DC
Tell us about yourself
Music is my sanctuary, music is my life

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An Advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music "Jazz"

It's heritage, roots and legacy...

Talkin jazz, Speakin jazz...Real Jazz!!!

"THE ART OF JAZZ VOCALESE"

  

 GEORGE V JOHNSON JR

(Official site)
Executive Director & Founder
Washington DC Jazz Network
240-694-7560

 

Over 40 years of on stage experience...

Vocalist, Lyricist, Actor, Recording Artist, Voice Overs,

Commentaries, TV, Radio, Theater & Concert Producer, Promoter,

Publisher, Consultant, Publicist, Jazz Radio Host,

Jazz Vocalese Workshop Instructor,

Vocal Coach, Playwright, Blogger, Music Therapist, 

 Internet Marketing & Advertising, Website designer and more...

Available for Bookings

info@washingtondcjazznetwork.com

EDDIE JEFFERSON

Innovator and Founding Father

"The Art of Jazz Vocalese"

Writing lyrics to improvised solos note for note...

 

 

Eddie Jefferson & George V Johnson Jr 1977

Left Bank Jazz Society...passing the torch!!

E. J. Quote...

He's one of my students from Washington DC

George V Johnson Jr...

He's Next In Line...Next in Line!!

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THE LEGACY CONTINUES....

GEORGE  V JOHNSON JR, writes lyrics about complex things: personal experiences, love, history, family, home, heaven and most of all Jazz! Phrases turn, emotions connect, melodies soar. It’s a fuel that burns full-throttle, ignited by the heat of his soulful voice and the power and passion of his performance. You sing along even though you’ve never heard the tune before. George writes from a perspective of distances, of interludes between lovers and lives and the roads that lead from small towns to big cities.

 

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Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap through the air. See if you can hear the mesmerizing melodies go up and down, bringing you through joy and sadness, taking your emotions on a sensory experience unlike any other. Now picture that musician and his beloved instrument: His voice. That's the art of vocalese, and that's what native D.C. son George V Johnson Jr. has been doing for over 40 years. Working as a performer, a D.C. Metrobus driver and a New Jersey train conductor at different times throughout his life, Johnson's latest work has taken the form of pedagogy. He has become a teacher and mentor to both aspiring and established vocalists from around the area, and most recently he has lent his years of experience and talent to American University, leading the AU jazz vocal ensemble. ~~By Ben Lozovsky

 

COLTRANE’S classic “Moments Notice” is a complete gas! Sanders like Coltrane, pulls and holds attention with his entrances. Bobby Hutcherson’s and Hicks solo’s are heated and models of vivid imagination. The three put forth some of the very best solo’s in the entire album. The there’s the arresting new talent introduced here on compact disc in debute - GEORGE V JOHNSON JR., whose marvelous lyrics and viocal work are truly auspicous! He sngs with James Moody on occassion and is happily remindflul of the insistent giftness of the late EDDIE JEFFERSON. Johnson’s three stanzars close with ”Relax dig the sounds of Coltrane’s Music. Coltrane fills your heart with love and harmony. Trane played with magic. Listen to the melodies and you will see momently. When you here the message of his song!”. There’s no doubt in my mind that henceforth George V Johnson sholuld and will be sought for his own gift to the music. He sang the song for Sanders at the Village Vanguard, and Sanders “felt that George ought to be heard”. Thank you, Pharoah Sanders for your spirit of sharing! Wheeeeee....what a dynamite track this is~~~~HERBIE WONG!

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At 2:32pm on March 22, 2018, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

 GEORGE V JOHNSON JR

Happy Birthday...!!!

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Regards

Marta Graciela Bressi:)

At 4:56am on July 17, 2013, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…

At 6:05pm on November 14, 2012, Tom Pass said…

"Liken"  it.  Good move.

At 10:05pm on June 26, 2011, THE GEORGE V JOHNSON JR SHOW said…
An advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music,
"JAZZ", it's African American Legacy, Roots and Heritage....

To Listen to Archived Shows click link below

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At 7:42pm on March 23, 2011, Maria Miller said…

HELLO GEORGE****

At 8:05pm on February 27, 2011, Maria Miller said…
GOOD EVENING MR JOHNSON.. 
At 9:41pm on January 21, 2011, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…

 

Thanks for stopping by!

I love you

George V Johnson Jr

At 7:53pm on October 27, 2010, Gigi Brooks said…
I love what you do and who you are George!!! - Gigi
At 5:40pm on October 6, 2010, Maria Miller said…
HELLO THERE, HOW ARE YOU? HOPE ALL IS WELL THESE DAYZ....HUGGZZZZ
At 1:41pm on September 27, 2010, Jordan Zimmerman said…
So much info - thanks for sharing this great page, George! And I love the photos, particularly the black & white shot of you that says "I'm a confident, accomplished artist who is living his passion!" Peace always, Jordan

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Looking forward to this Sunday Serenade come Sunday April 24th, when VTY Jazz pays their respects to trombonist Benny Powell. All of this will be going down live at the fabulous Cutting Room and just to pull your coats, their will be no squares allowed �de42. If your Hip you know the deal and where to be come Sunday April 24th. Reservations are strongly suggested, 917-882-9539. April is Jazz Appreciation month, but for the Hip, Jazz appreciation is 24/7 twelve months a year. If your not Hip you need to get Hip quick because you're missing some great music and vibes. Hope to see you live and in-person at the Cutting Room on April 24th.

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Congratulations, Herb Scott, on being named Recipient of 2022 JOSEPH R. BIDEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE

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A True Cultural Warrior Thank you for your hard work and dedication to America's Classical Music "So Called Jazz."

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Great News Family!
I'm very happy to inform you the Digital Copy of my New Album
Walk Spirit Talk Spirit
Is Available On All Major Streaming Platforms 
George V Johnson Jr 
Founder of WDCJN (2009)
The Prestigous 
Benny GolsonJazz Master Award
Howard University

Orrin Evans 

The DC Jazz Festival in collaboration with the Howard University Department of Music is presenting jazz pianist Orrin Evans in a 3 day jazz residency beginning on March 15-17, 2022.


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Introducing
"The One and Only"
A Honorary  Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
In The Beginning...
"The Pigfoot Jazz Workshop 1974"
John Malachi
Introducing the One & Only
"YOUR MAJESTY"
George V Johnson Jr
"Passing the torch 1977"
The Father of the Art of Jazz Vocalese
Historic 16 sound bite...
One of my students from Washington DC......
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
"Ladies and Gentlemen
The One and Only"
GEORGE V JOHNSON 
August 3, 1985
Eddie Jefferson's Birthday
Grant's Tomb
JazzMobile
 
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Grammy Award Winner
Live @ the...
BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
"Now's The Time"
Performing Charlie Parker's complete solo Note for Note!
N.E.A. Jazz Master

 

Say Benny.. I penned lyrics to the "Blues March" about 30 years ago and I've never sang them in public.... Oh YEAH!  Let's do them...
N.E.A. Jazz Master
Say! George, do the the "Gingerbread Boy". Don't sing the lyrics, just scat on it!
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"The Big Chief of The Congo Square Nation"
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W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz greats through today’s social media. 

The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.
I fully endorse this institution  "The Washington DC Jazz Network" and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium
 
 
 

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Honor in Jazz!!
 
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An Advocate for Preserving America's Classical Music, "JAZZ", it's African American Heritage, Roots & Legacy throughout the world!

George V Johnson, Jr

Executive Director & Founder
Washington DC Jazz Network

The George V Johnson Jr Show

 

The Eddie Jefferson School of Bop

 

 

Hello George, I am proud to be a member of the Washington DC Jazz Network (WDJN).
I am able to find out what's going on in town and on the east coast
and to network with other musicians. I get a lot of my news from the emails I receive from WJN.
I also would like to thank you for supporting the Jazz
program at Howard University in Washington, DC. Keep up the great work.~~~FRED IRBY

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Howard University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

The Howard University Jazz Ensemble will present it's Fall Concert @ Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel.


The guest soloist will be saxophonist Javon Jackson. Mr. Jackson is a veteran of the bands of Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones and Les McCann. There will also be a performance by AFRO BLUE, the award winning vocal jazz ensemble.
Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did~~~Duke Ellington
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B.F.A. Howard University 1980
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W.D.C.J.N. is one of the first American Jazz Networks to embrace the remaining truly great Jazz legends of our times and upcoming Jazz great through today’s social media.
 
The W.D.C.J.N. is now internationally reaching Jazz musician, enthusiasts and aficionados, promoters, festivals of Jazz around the world. A real eye opener for people researching the history and present day development an evolution of America’s only original art form and historical legacy.

I fully endorse this institution and encourage anyone that is fond of Jazz to visit the Washington D.C. Jazz Network; today and become a member or make a donation to a worthy cause.

Sincerely!!!

Maxwell Price
Belgium

 

Carmelo Munet
Michelle Rosewoman
 
Greetings DC Family, I'll be appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival with a host of other great musicians in February
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A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

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