Greg Johnson & Glass Brick Boulevard
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Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$12 - $15
After the successful release of “best when lived” in 2008, Glass Brick Boulevard first stripped down as a lean piano trio featuring Composer/pianist Greg Johnson, bassist Rob Fordyce, and drummer Jimmy Sage.
After a health related hiatus, Glass Brick Boulevard resurfaced, and now in 2013 master bassoonist Paul Hanson and drummer Celso Alberti join the band to create a one of a kind quartet.
GBB-an original contemporary jazz power quartet with a delicate touch that will make you dance and make you cry all in the same night.
Recently that resurfacing took flight with three sold-out shows at the new Fenix music and supper club, a great night at Sweetwater Mill Valley, and GBB is poised to reconnect with fans all around the Bay Area and beyond. A whole new generation awaits.
Founder Greg Johnson grew up in the midwest listening to Gospel, Motown and Beethoven. In the early seventies, bands like Yes, The Who, and Pink Floyd began shaping the road that with the inclusion of Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Weather Report and others led to a compositional exploration that eventually began combining all the influences.
Since 1989, Greg’s musical journey has included more than 150 compositions, more than a thousand performances before more than 100,000 fans on two continents, many radio, TV and videos performances, more than 500 piano students, a dozen producer’s credits of jazz, rock, pop, and folk rock recordings, and the score of a feature film-Character Killer.
Glass Brick Boulevard was created in 1991 (initially named Inner Act), and performed 150 straight Monday Nights at the 4th Street Tavern in San Rafael, CA., more than 100 appearances at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, Ca., then moved throughout the bay area.