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Event Archive - Big Band Jazz: South Van Big Band, Dr. Greg Johnson

Fri. June 16th 2017 Pat's Pub (No Minors)
$10 at the door only.

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Music: Jazz / Blues
South Van Big Band is excited to collaborate with L.A. saxophonist, composer and educator Dr. Greg Johnson for a one-night live performance at Pat's Pub & Brewhouse! Featuring Greg Johnson's contemporary big band compositions and arrangements, and himself on sax with the eclectic SVBB, it sure to be a night of edgy big band jazz at the Pat!

Dr. Greg Johnson is quickly becoming recognized as a luminary figure in the Jazz community. Equally at home in multiple musical genres, Greg has developed a unique musical style that combines Jazz, Classical and Popular music.

As a saxophonist, Greg has appeared in concert and on mainstream recordings with Jazz greats Curtis Fuller, Billy Taylor, Dick Oatts, Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and many more. He has appeared on stage with with Pop and Rock acts such as Saint Motel, Robin Thicke and Barry Manilow at some of the biggest festivals and venues in the world.

As a composer, Greg’s music has been heard and performed around the country and the world in both Jazz and Classical contexts in small group, big band and symphonic formats.

Having lived in Los Angeles for the past five years, Greg is now the Director of Jazz Studies at the Marin School of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Greg has released three recordings "Invisible" "GJ3" and “City People” under his name and has contributed to dozens more. Recently, Greg was added to the 2017 GRAMMY ballot in the category of "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" for his work on Aarón Serfaty's "In the Game."


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South Van Big Band

South Van Big Band is a 17-piece jazz orchestra based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The repertoire ranges across swing, latin jazz, rock/funk, fusion and contemporary styles. more info