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"One of the best singers in the contemporary jazz scene, the wondrous Ellen Johnson -- who is currently receiving rave reviews for her new album, "Form & Formless" and recently wrote an acclaimed book about Sheila Jordan titled "Jazz Child" -- will be doing some workshops on "Improvising for Singers" this Summer, with Keith Saunders on piano.

An opportunity to work on improvising skills or be introduced to the "art" of improvising at the California Jazz Conservatory. Register online or by phone. https://cjc.edu/workshops/?eid=9607 

- Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz, Bossa & Beyond

"Fiona Flanagan's Fable" Featured in Jazz Music Video

 

First Jazz Music Video Using Entire Drone Footage Features Ellen Johnson's Latest Release Form & Formless

BERKELEY, Calif.June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the commercial drone industry taking off with endless applications Sound Visions Media, located in the San Francisco East Bay, is actively using the technology to create a variety of video productions. Their first music video leads the pack with an entire project consisting completely of aerial drone footage and improvised vocal jazz music. The track "Fiona Flanagan's Fable," is off the new release Form & Formless by west coast vocalist Ellen Johnson featuring guitarist John Stowell. YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Jum_Thzau9Y

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Form & Formless Released TODAY!

 

FORM & formless

RELEASED TODAY! 

Features: 

Ellen Johnson, vocals & percussion

Larry Koonse, guitar

John Stowell, guitar

Nolan Shaheed, guest trumpet 

“Many musicians touch the heart or the mind or the soul, some reach out to more than one of these, only a few appeal to all. With her new album, Ellen Johnson is clearly one of these select few.”- Bruce Crowther, Jazz historian and author of Singing Jazz.

"Get a load of Ellen Johnson’s latest album, Form and Formless. She does a series of rich duets with guitarists Larry Koonse and John Stowell, mixing clever and personal takes of material such as “Naima” and “Nature Boy,” but also does some rich and rewarding free from work that is bluesy, melodious and swingingly arty. This disc will renew your faith in jazz vocals once again." - George Harris, Jazz Weekly

 

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FEATURING THE TRACK "Fiona Flanagan's Fable" using aerial drone footage!!!

 

NEW CD RELEASE!!

 

FORM & formless

To be released on June 9, 2015

Features: 

Ellen Johnson, vocals & percussion

Larry Koonse, guitar

John Stowell, guitar

Nolan Shaheed, guest trumpet 

“Many musicians touch the heart or the mind or the soul, some reach out to more than one of these, only a few appeal to all. With her new album, Ellen Johnson is clearly one of these select few.”- Bruce Crowther, Jazz historian and author of Singing Jazz.

"Get a load of Ellen Johnson’s latest album, Form and Formless. She does a series of rich duets with guitarists Larry Koonse and John Stowell, mixing clever and personal takes of material such as “Naima” and “Nature Boy,” but also does some rich and rewarding free from work that is bluesy, melodious and swingingly arty. This disc will renew your faith in jazz vocals once again." - George Harris, Jazz Weekly

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May 14/2015:  Interview with Cyrus Webb on "Conversations with Music" 

Coming in June! Concert with Don Braden

Singing & Signing w/ Sheila Jordan

A JAZZ CHILD CELEBRATION IN SONG!

Vocal Jazz Showcase on September 14, 2014

No Moon At All

 

Videographer, Jeff Foster made this animation for the song "No Moon At All" off my These Days recording. 
Features Darek Oles on bass.

 

 

SUMMER CLASSES AT THE JAZZSCHOOL (at the California Jazz Conservatory)

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