Gail Jhonson | The Multi Talented Jazz Musician

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Gail Jhonson…Piano, vocals, music director, composer, educator and author has journeyed through an extensive career in the music industry. She hails from Philadelphia, is a Berklee College of Music alumni and presently a graduate student in Music Business. She received her national break in Los Angeles with Morris Day (of The Time), relocated and taught many years at Hollywood’s famed Musicians Institute. She plays several genres, and loves theatre. She is the resident music director of The Common Ground Theatre, San Diego. Gail has 6 CD’s penned, receiving a nod in the 51th Grammys. She earned several awards, including Black Women in Jazz.
Her band of 10 years is Jazz in Pink. She is a member of NARAS and volunteers at Hands4Hope, a free after school program.  As a musician, this is the short list of those she has worked with: Brenda Russell, Jermaine Jackson, Pink, Norman Brown, Patti Austin, Jeff Lorber, Bobby Womack, & Jonathan Butler.
Gail has authored method books published by Hal Leonard, including: Funk Keyboards, Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves; and later Jazzy Keyboards.
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New Beginnings, Gail Jhonson’s 5th solo project on Philly the Kid Records. With the loss of her son, her daughter off to Berklee college, and unexpected surgery; Gail found out quick, that things were changing in her life, and time for a new beginning. She leads the all star female ensemble, Jazz in Pink, and produced their debut cd, 1st Collection.


Gail is the recipient of a 2009, Grammy® Award nod for Pearls CD and two Black Women In Jazz Awards 2014 & scored for a DVD movie release Sept 2015. New Beginnings CD features an array of musicians; along with Marion Meadows, Hamilton Hardin and co-producer/saxophonist Mike Parlett (Solar Radio). This Cd has high energy tracks, and sure to be a chart buster, especially the 1st single release, “Uptown Philly”! It includes an awesome arrangement of the Beatles classic, “And I Love Her”, featuring Rob McDonald on vocals.

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