New Music "Rise Up"
Music is Art
Steph Johnson's most recent recording “Music is Art” was produced by two time Grammy award winning producer Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter/Best Jazz Vocal 2014 + 2016). Featuring 10 of her original compositions with stellar musical support from trumpeter Curtis Taylor (James Carter, Billy Childs), guitarist Gregory “Gmo” Moore (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire), Kamau Kenyatta (Hubert Laws, Donald Byrd), bassist Rob Thorsen, Drummer Fernando Gomez and organist Andrej Pivec. The CD has propelled her career to new heights and combines her jazz prowess with her soulful R&B roots. “…her core strength is as a communicator with rhythmic depth and smoky, pliant power…Johnson’s sweet yearning vocal really soars on Music is Art…Highly recommended.” Robert Bush/NBC