THURSDAY—July 6—7 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series pass $60 ($45 ASF members)
Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings in June and July.
On July 6, see a performance by Norwegian guitarist, composer, and educator Timothy Johnson with Matt Wong (piano), Kanoa Mendenhall (bass), and Jongkuk Kim (drums).
About the Musician
Timothy Johnson is a Norwegian guitarist, composer, and educator, based in NYC. He has performed at world-renowned jazz clubs like Dizzy’s Club (NYC), The 55 Bar (NYC) Scullers Jazz (Boston), Smalls (NYC), and at festivals like the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (Argentina), as well as clubs in Japan and Norway. Additionally he has appeared alongside jazz luminaries Damien Sneed, Melissa Aldana, and Neal Smith.
As an orchestrator, he has assisted composer Damien Sneed with various projects like the reworking of the Scott Joplin opera Treemonisha premiering at the St. Louis Opera in May 2023, gospel legend Twinkie Clark with orchestra at The Town Hall in NYC January 2023, and Karen Clark Sheard with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra April 2023.
He completed his Bachelors degree at the Berklee College of Music on scholarship, and recently completed his Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music on scholarship, studying with guitarist Mike Moreno. He has received many prestigious awards along the way, such as the Berklee Jimi Hendrix Award, the NAMM Innovation Award, the Juvenarte composition award, placed runner up in Lee Ritenour’s Dreamcatcher Competition, and most recently was a scholarship/fellowship recipient of the Norway-Amerika Association. He appears on recordings by the award winning composer Eri Chichibu, as well as singer April Varner’s new album Hummingbird, and is preparing to record his debut album later this year.