BIOGRAPHY
Ski Johnson a Washington, DC based saxophonist has developed a captivating soulful jazz style that undisputedly makes him a musical force in the New Millennium. Artistically his creative, distinctive and versatile sound is comparable to renowned soul and legend jazz artists such as the late Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright, Najee
and the late George Howard. Ski Johnson is accompanied by a 
seven-piece ensemble that includes some of the most talented and experienced musicians in the country. Together they have an energetic stage presence that makes them one of the most exciting groups of performers to hit the soul/jazz scene in recent history.
 His versatility can be experience listening to the wide variety of compositions he has written, including “Follow a Rainbow” a hypnotic groove and “A Message to Miles” a heart felt tribute to jazz great Miles Davis. These are two of his compositions that will be remembered for their fervor and inventiveness that took his musical talent in a new direction. Other earlier works that exemplifies Ski’s unique style are on his Second CD titled “In Your Eyes”. One of his most recent CDS titled “Ski’s Supreme”, he does a fresh
contemporary rendition of Chaka Khan’s “Tell Me Something Good”; a romantic ballad “Ski’s Supreme” collaborated with Roy Ayers, Alyson Williams and Tony Terry; an upbeat track with an energetic funk flavor such as “F Thang”; and a soothing sultry sax solo “So You Wanna Dance”. Over the years he's toured worldwide with Lionel Hampton, Nancy Wilson, Phyllis Hyman, the Harper Brothers, Billy Taylor, Lo-Key, Freddie Jackson, Mikki Howard and recently, Roy Ayers, Patti LaBelle, Brian McKnight,Tony Terry, Alyson Williams, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim and Mario. In addition to the numerous concerts he has performed across the globe, Ski has made many appearances on television and radio stations. Some of his most recent include Good Morning America, FOX Morning News, ABC NEWS, Comcast Special Edition, The Channel 9 Morning Show, The Donnie Simpson Show, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and The Tonight Show. Ski has also performed the National Anthem at several NBA Basketball games. Ski Johnson's new CD, “Welcome to my world”, features Tony Terry and a host of talented singers and musicians. The Hit CD “Welcome to my world” crosses many genres of music, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop and Soul. “It’s a different CD”, say’s the New York and Los Angele's Times. In fact, so different that the Executives from Revolution Studios/Sony Pictures requested the CD and Ski be cast in the ‘XXX: State of the Union’ movie staring Samuel Jackson and Ice Cube released in May 2005. Ski Johnson New Cd “New Beginnings” is his best work to date. It features tracks from Award winning Producers and songs. Award winning producer Quincy Jones says “Ski’s new Cd “New Beginnings” is destined for a Grammy” Ski simply calls the CD the Best of the Best. If fact the CD ‘New Beginnings” became the 
#1 CD on the Billboard charts and was considered for 3 Grammies. Ski Johnson recently captured the attention of Network Television and has a new TV show Coming to Television called “Living it up with Ski Johnson” Ski Johnson's 9th Album UnderDogs on Top "is destined  to be a #1 album on the Billboard charts as well as a top contender in the many upcoming award shows" says mega
producer Quincy Jones. The new album features award winning producers and Ski's new Creation of his jazz brand he calls 
"Nu Jazz". When asked about his goals, Ski responds, “I’d like to create my music with the satisfaction of knowing that the whole World is listening and enjoying" 
SKI JOHNSON

                                                         BIOGRAPHY



 

Ski Johnson a Washington, DC based saxophonist has developed a 

captivating soulful jazz style that undisputedly makes him a musical 

force in the New Millennium. Artistically his creative, distinctive and

versatile sound is comparable to renowned soul and legend jazz 

artists such as the late Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright, Najee

and the late George Howard. Ski Johnson is accompanied by a

seven-piece ensemble that includes some of the most talented and 

experienced musicians in the country. Together they have an energetic

stage presence that makes them one of the most exciting groups of

performers to hit the soul/jazz scene in recent history.


His versatility can be experience listening to the wide variety of 

compositions he has written, including “Follow a Rainbow” a hypnotic 

groove and “A Message to Miles” a heart felt tribute to jazz great

Miles Davis. These are two of his compositions that will be 

remembered for their fervor and inventiveness that took his musical

talent in a new direction. Other earlier works that exemplifies Ski’s 

unique style are on his Second CD titled “In Your Eyes”. One of his 

most recent CDS titled “Ski’s Supreme”, he does a fresh contemporary 

rendition of Chaka Khan’s “Tell Me Something Good”; a romantic ballad 

“Ski’s Supreme” collaborated with Roy Ayers, Alyson Williams and 

Tony Terry; an upbeat track with an energetic funk flavor such as 

“F Thang”; and a soothing sultry sax solo “So You Wanna Dance”. 

Over the years he's toured worldwide with Lionel Hampton,

Nancy Wilson, Phyllis Hyman, the Harper Brothers, Billy Taylor,

Lo-Key, Freddie Jackson, Mikki Howard and recently, Roy Ayers,

Patti LaBelle, Brian McKnight,Tony Terry, Alyson Williams, 

Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim and Mario. In addition to the numerous

concerts he has performed across the globe, Ski has made many 

appearances on television and radio stations. Some of his most recent

include Good Morning America, FOX Morning News, ABC NEWS, 

Comcast Special Edition, The Channel 9 Morning Show, 

The Donnie Simpson Show, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and 

The Tonight Show. Ski has also performed the National Anthem at

several NBA Basketball games. Ski Johnson's new CD, “Welcome to 

my world”, features Tony Terry and a host of talented singers and 

musicians. The Hit CD “Welcome to my world” crosses many genres of 

music, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop and Soul. “It’s a different CD”, say’s the 

New York and Los Angele's Times. In fact, so different that the 

Executives from Revolution Studios/Sony Pictures requested the CD 

and Ski be cast in the ‘XXX: State of the Union’ movie staring Samuel

Jackson and Ice Cube released in May 2005. Ski Johnson New Cd 

“New Beginnings” is his best work to date. It features tracks from 

Award winning Producers and songs. Award winning producer 

Quincy Jones says “Ski’s new Cd “New Beginnings” is destined for a 

Grammy” Ski simply calls the CD the Best of the Best. If fact the CD

"New Beginnings” became the #1 CD on the Billboard charts and was

considered for 3 Grammy Awards. Ski Johnson recently captured the

attention of Network Television and has a new TV show Coming to 

Television called “Living it up with Ski Johnson” 


Ski Johnson's 9th Album UnderDogs on Top "is destined to be a 

#1 album on the Billboard charts as well as a top contender in the many 

upcoming award shows" says mega producer Quincy Jones.

If fact, UnderDogs on Top soared to the Top of the Billboard Charts 

and was a contender in the NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards and 

Grammy Awards process. The new album features award winning 

producers, a hit video for the hit Single 'My Superman" featuring Pop Star 

CeCe Peniston and Ski's new Creation of his jazz brand he calls "Nu Jazz". 


In 2015, Ski Johnson released his 10th recording "Shakit like you mean it" 

produced by 3X Grammy Winning Producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison

The track is a upbeat dance song and features "Deezle" on vocals. 


Ski Johnson recently made world history at the New York Stock 

Exchange, as the 1st Saxophonist to perform on the Podium and Floor 

of the New York Stock Exchange at the Closing Bell. When asked about 

his goals, Ski responds,“I’d like to create my music with the satisfaction of

knowing that the whole world is listening and enjoying"

 



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