TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - VAIL JOHNSON


Vail Johnson Spotlight


"Once And For All" from his CD Flow
TGS Spotlight Player from November 7, 2014

RECOMMENDED BY: John Haring, Executive Producer

“Vail is one of the rare breed who excel in both the studio and on stage” - KENNY G


“Stellar musician” - KEB' MO'


“He’s a monster!” - HERBIE HANCOCK


“Vail can move audiences just on the strength of his aggressive play” - LA Times BILL KOHLHAASE


“Vail plays his face off!” - ARSENIO HALL


“Explosive.... Rhythm stomping!” - LA Times DON HECKMAN


“I am always looking forward to my next musical adventure, be it live shows, recording or writing. I am inspired by making music, not just with old friends, but new ones, as well” - VAIL JOHNSON


Soul, Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Country, Latin, Folk, Brasilian ... Vail has you covered for stellar bass (4 and 5- string, fretted or fretless and electric upright) and excellent backing vocals. Always the right part for every song.


TOURS OF THE WORLD and ELSEWHERE:

Kenny G current since 1986
Keb' Mo' current since 2011
Also; Herbie Hancock, Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Edgar Winter, James Ingram, Patti Austin, David Benoit, Kieko Matsui, Paula Abdul, Warren Hill, Gil Scott Heron, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Carmine Appice, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, Chris Botti, Kirk Whalum, David Cassidy, Phil Perry, Steve Perry and more ...


SELECT RECORDING and VIDEO:

KENNY G - Duotones, Silhouette, Kenny G Live, Breathless - all multi-platinum
KEB' MO' - The Reflection
EDGAR WINTER - Winter Blues
WARREN HILL - Truth; Devotion; Shelter; Life; Rose Colored Glasses; Love Life
STEVIE NICKS - The Other Side of the Mirror
YOUNG MC - That’s the Way Love Goes
ERIC MARIENTHAL - Walk Tall
WHITNEY HOUSTON - The Bodyguard
VAIL JOHNSON solo CD's - Terminator, Says Who, Underground, Come Together, Country Soul, FLOW
More including PAULA ABDUL, MC HAMMER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, JELLYBEAN, CLAY CROSSE, RITA COOLIDGE, KATHY TROCCOLI and many more.


TELEVISION:

The Arsenio Hall Show - Many times as both a solo guest and with Kenny G; The Tonight Show - 16 times with Kenny G; The Magic Hour (Magic Johnson) - With David Cassidy; The American Music Awards, The Soul Train Awards, Soul Train Christmas, VH-1 Honors, BET on Jazz, Solid Gold, Billboard Music Awards, Oprah Winfrey, Dick Clarks’ “In Person at the Palace” and many foreign shows whose names I can’t pronounce.


AWARDS:

Guitar World Magazine Bassist of the Year
Bass Player Magazine Jazz Bassist of the Year


Visit Vail Johnson's website at www.vailjohnson.net


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