Miles Davis' son Erin Davis heard Gabriel Johnson playing a solo for Clint Eastwood for films Changeling and Invictus and decided to manage his career. He helped him release his debut CD.
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Here's what Grammy winner Chris Botti says “Gabriel Johnson has a beautiful and mature sound and I view him as the new standard for modern young trumpet players.”
Introducing Gabriel Johnson an all-acoustic set at Vitello’s
John Beasley, Aaron Mclendon, Lyman Medieros
Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson brings an all-acoustic group to Vitello's, playing fresh takes on songs from his recently released album Introducing Gabriel Johnson, and debuting new songs with special guest pianist Grammy-nominee John Beasley, Aaron Mclendon on drums, and Lyman Medieros on bass.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 08 at 8pm - 9:30pm
WHERE: Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA, 91604
HOW: Tickets: http://www.vitellosjazz.com, (818)[masked]
$15 - All Ages – Reservations strongly recommended
Gabriel Johnson Biography
After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music, jazz trumpeter Gabriel Johnson honed his sound while playing and recording with jazz, R&B, and Classical artists, including Chris Botti, Jill Scott, Diddy, Jackie Evancho, David Foster, Placido Domingo, and B.o.B, to name a few. In 2007, Johnson had a career turning point when filmmaker and jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood heard his playing and remarked: “You’ve got a great sound. I’m working on this movie [Changeling] and I think you could be right for it.” Johnson’s solo was part of the end title and the score earned a Golden Globes nomination. Eastwood invited Johnson to solo again in his next film, Invictus, a biopic of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s rugby team.
Album Introducing Gabriel Johnson:
Johnson's debut album released September 2012 is comprised of 10 original compositions and his spin on three covers, including a brooding version of Radiohead’s Codex and a melancholy take on the time-honored classic, Summertime. Throughout the record Johnson’s trumpet soars front-and-center, showcasing his melodic creativity, infectious compositions and beautiful trumpet sound. LISTEN - http://www.Gabrieljohnsonmusic.com
Gabriel Johnson Band at Alvas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i1blAF7XE4
Placido Domingo featuring Gabriel Johnson: http://vimeo.com/gabrieljohnson/gabrieljohnsonplacidodomingo
MONK’estra big band featuring Gabriel Johnson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJCC9z_hKg