Friday, May 17th • 8:00pm
WDNA Members and students 18 and younger admitted FREE.
General adult admission is a $15 donation to WDNA.
"A top-notch straight-ahead guitarist who invigorates the hard-bop/soul-jazz tradition, Randy Johnston always swings." - Scott Janow, The Great Jazz Guitarists – The Ultimate Guide
Randy Johnston moved to Richmond, Virginia at age thirteen, and played rock music as a teenager. He studied at the University of Miami late in the 1970s and switched focus to jazz music, playing there with Ira Sullivan. He moved to New York City in 1981, and in the decade of the 1980s played with Houston Person and Etta Jones. In 1991 he signed with Muse Records; his first two albums were produced by Person and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder. He recorded steadily as a leader since then, and has also played as a sideman on albums with Lionel Hampton, Lou Donaldson, Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith, and Joey DeFrancesco.
Jazz Encounters celebrate America’s classical music, create awareness in the importance of music education, provide personal musical encounters between diverse individuals, and expose the audience to the rich talent in the next generation of musicians.
Young musicians are invited to play along some of the best musicians around, in an informal setting and with the common purpose of establishing a relationship around music and its history.
It’s also a lot of fun! Be good at your instrument and be ready to play. Be part of the audience or join the show…
Concerts take place at the WDNA JAZZ GALLERY located at 2921 Coral Way in Miami. For more information, call (305) 662-8889.