A Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Johnson

Cultures of Soul Records is very proud to be sponsoring this tribute to legendary jazz drummer Vinnie Johnson taking place on October 7th at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA. Along with being part of Stanton Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism Band and the Stark Reality, he also worked and recorded with Lester Bowie, T Bone Walker, Renee Manning, LaVerne Baker, Bennie Powell, Chris Connor, the Dukesmen, and many others.

His Broadway credits include Lena Home: The Lady and Her Music, Big River, Sophisticated Ladies, Black and Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

The show features the Stanton Davis Quintet featuring Kenwood Dennard on drums, Tim Ingles on bass, Jeff Lockhart on guitar, Les Lumley on congas, and Stanton Davis on trumpet. Doors Open at 9pm and you can purchase tickets for $10 in advance a http://tributevinniejohnson.brownpapertickets.com/.

4 Responses to “A Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Johnson”

  1. leonard brown says:

    God willing, I will be there to celebrate Vinnie’s life.

  2. I will be there for sure!

  3. vinnie one of the best guts i have ever met .i love you man.

    bob williams

  4. [...] Meanwhile, back in Inman Square the Lily Pad has a full evening, with a 6 p.m. gig by the John Funkhouser Quartet, followed at 9 p.m. by trumpeter Stanton Davis and his quintet paying tribute to drummer Vinnie Johnson. [...]

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