Kris Johnson is an empathetic, intelligent, and efficient trumpeter, composer, arranger, film scorer, and educator based in Detroit, Michigan.
His professional career is expansive for an artist so young, including: playing in and arranging for the renowned Count Basie Orchestra; directing the University of Utah Jazz Studies program; composing several musicals, including “Jim Crow’s Tears” and “Hastings Street: The Musical”; scoring films, such as the Emmy-nominated web series “King Ester”; producing successful personal projects, such as his #looptherapy album and his Kris Johnson Big Band YouTube series.
Currently, Kris works as the Director of the Michigan State University Community Music School Detroit and continues his freelance work as a composer and performer.
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MEET THE BAND:
Kris Johnson – Trumpet
Lulu Fall – Vocals
Marcus Elliot – Tenor Saxophone
Jon Dixon – Keyboard
Darell “Red” Campbell – Electric Bass
Caleb Robinson – Drums