Jazz guitarist Randy Johnston will stop by WTJU on Friday morning, February 17, to chat about being part of the Houston Person concert that Saturday evening, February 18, at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Johnston’s band, Randy Johnston 3, will be the band for the legendary tenor saxophonist Houston. WTJU proudly joins the Charlottesville Jazz Society and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in bringing this concert to Charlottesville.
Houston Person has recorded over 150 albums as a leader on a variety of labels including Prestige, Savoy, and Muse, which became HighNote Records, for which he still records today. His HighNote recordings as both saxophonist and producer, “My Buddy: Etta Jones Sings the Songs of Buddy Johnson” and “Etta Jones Sings Lady Day” were Grammy finalists.
Randy Johnston has recorded over a dozen albums as a leader, for the Muse and Highnote labels, among others. He has toured extensively around the world, sharing the stage with such artists as Houston Person and Etta Jones. He was a member of the Lou Donaldson Quartet for 17 years. Other members of the group include Jonah Kane-West on organ, and Emre Kartari on drums.