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Gordy Johnson, Bass

Performed or Recorded With:

Chuck Mangione
Greg Brown
Maynard Ferguson
Arlo Guthrie
Bill Carrothers
CBS All-Stars
Phil Baker
Jimi Behringer
Joleen Benoit
Jeanne Brindley-Barnett
Roy Buchanan
Gary Brunotte,
Mark Colby
Lui Collins
Pat Donohue
Debbie Duncan
Richard Dworsky
Jennifer Edwards
Jonathan Grove
George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
Jimmy Hamilton
Marty Haugen
Diane Jarvi
Michael Johnson
Lorie Line
Chris Lomheim
Dave Matthews / Earl Klugh
Doug Maynard
Neal & Leandra
Susan Osborn
Peter Ostroushko
John Paulson
Ann Reed
Francine Roche
Becky Schlegel
Claudia Schmitt
Joe Raposo / Sesame Street
Dave Sletten
Benny Weinbeck
Pete Whitman
The Paul Winter Consort
Shirley Witherspoon
Adi Yeshaya Big Band

Featured Artist:

Gordy Johnson, Bass

With his university orchestras, bassist Gordy Johnson was priviledged enough to play with some of teh best names in jazz inlcuding Rayburn Wright, with Manny Albam, Chuck Mangione and Bill Dobbins. As wekk as featured guest artists that included; Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie & Mickey Roker, Thad Jones, Teo Macero, Chuck Mangione, Marion McPartland, Gerry Mulligan, Oliver Nelson, and Toots Thielemans.

Gordy was awarded the 2004 Minnesota Music Awards "Bassist Of The Year".

After college, Gordy began an impressive career recording and touring the world extensively. He has toured with such artists as Gene Bertoncini, Roy Buchanan, CBS All-Stars Montreux Summit, Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Stacey Kent, Lorie Line, The Phil Markowitz Trio , Chuck Mangione, Ricky Peterson, Dewey Redman, The Paul Winter Consort.

His Network Television Appearences Include: The Mike Douglas Show, Dinah Shore Show, Robert Klein Special w/Rodney Dangerfield & Jane Curtin, PBS Big-Band Bash, Merv Griffin Show, Solid Gold, Salute w/Dick Clark, Glen Campbell Special, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Soul Train, Jerry Lewis MD Telethon, The Late Show (fox), and Sass & Brass - Showtime. He has also recorded many jingles and scores for industrial films.

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