Aubrey Johnson Group

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Aubrey Johnson Group
Brooklyn, NY

About the Artist

Aubrey Johnson is a New York-based vocalist, composer, and educator. Her debut record, Unraveled, featuring her original music and arrangements and produced by Steve Rodby of the Pat Metheny Group, was released on Outside In Music in 2020. Play Favorites, her duo album with the pianist Randy Ingram was released on Sunnyside Records in 2022. Among the 40+ albums Aubrey has appeared on as a sideperson are Bobby McFerrin’s Grammy-nominated release, VOCAbuLaries, Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy Award-winning album Four Questions, and Lyle Mays’ Grammy Awardwinning Eberhard. Aubrey holds faculty positions at Montclair State University and Queens College.

The Aubrey Johnson Group, lead by vocalist Aubrey Johnson, includes Tomoko Omura (violin), Alex LoRe (bass clarinet/alto saxophone), Chris McCarthy (piano), Matt Aronoff (bass), and Jay Sawyer (drums). The group has been performing around New York City since 2014 at venues such as Cornelia Street Café, The Cell Theater, Shapeshifter Lab, 55 Bar, The Zinc Bar, and others. They have also performed at Berklee College of Music, The Regattabar (Boston), Wellesley College, and most recently at the Lake George Jazz Weekend in Lake George, NY. The group's debut album, Unraveled, released on Outside In Music in 2020, received critical acclaim, landing several best of 2020 lists, and an artist
profile in Downbeat Magazine.

In 2023, the group was awarded the Performance Plus Grant from Chamber Music America, allowing them the chance to work with Grammy Award-Winning pianist/composer Billy Childs as their mentor and includes funds to go towards their next album, to be recorded later this year.


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