Classical. Brazilian. R&B. Jazz. Afro-Cuban. Popular Rock and Roll. Country. Folk. ED JOHNSON’s mastery of so many different styles, coupled with a passion for harmony vocal and horn arrangements, all factor into a magical blend of vibrant, original contemporary jazz that has won fans and airplay worldwide.
As a vocalist, Ed Johnson is frequently compared to Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Kenny Rankin, and Michael Franks. As a guitarist and bandleader, critics often cite the lushly exotic,accessible sounds of Airto and Flora Purim. Ed has numerous recording projects to his credit, in addition to producer’s credits for other singer/songwriters. His latest album with Novo Tempo,For Every Living Thing, has just been released on Cumulus Records. View Ed’s electronic presskit at his website www.edbjohnson.com.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ed tours throughout the West Coast with his Brazilian-flavored band NOVO TEMPO and with the Folk/Americana band CABIN FEVER NORTHWEST. He is a sought-after producer/arranger as well, with many project to his credit.
As a teacher, Ed has taught private and group lessons in both guitar and voice at Gryphon Stringed Instruments for 40 years.. With his many years of experience, he provides a knowledge of all aspects of guitar and vocal techniques that few can match, plus an affinity for teaching students at any level of ability.