Queens Jazz OverGround

Joey Johnson Quintet

Joey Johnson- saxophone
Russell Kranes- piano
Jeff miles – guitar
Diallo house- Bass
Christian Coleman- Drums

Saxophonist/Composer, Joey Johnson, began playing Jazz as a teenager while studying with Paul Jeffrey(Monk, Mingus) in Durham, North Carolina.  He later moved to New Jersey to study at William Paterson University.  Now he calls Queens, NYC home.

His latest project is his Quintet,  featuring Russell Kranes, Jeff Miles, Christian Coleman, and Diallo House.  It is a slightly expanded version of his quartet “Little Gorgeous”, that just wrapped up a six year residency at The Abbey in Brooklyn.  In addition to this he is currently working on a yet to be titled solo electroacoustic album.

Joey has been sighted playing various saxophones and the occasional synthesizer at The Roxy, The Knitting Factory, NJPAC, Rockwood Music Hall, Union Pool, Littlefield, Fat Cat, The Blue Note, amongst other locations in and around NYC.

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