PO Box 720913
Oklahoma City, OK 73172-0913
$3000 to $5000 (with 3 to 5 performers)
Milwaukee-born guitar veteran, Maurice Johnson first gained notice in 1985, shortly after forming the Oklahoma City based band, After Five. Considered the young lions of jazz, After Five gained a great deal of popularity, sharing the stage with major acts like George Benson, George Howard, Norman Brown, Nancy Wilson, Al Green, Alex Bungon, Stanley Turrentine, Little Melton, Mary Wright, Ronny Laws, Jennifer Holiday, Freddy Jackson, Larry Coryell, Barney Kessel and others. In 1991 the group signed with New York label, Warlock Records and released an album titled Expressions. Between 1996 and 2003 Maurice authored three nationally published music related books with Mel Bay Publishing, Mix Books, and Artist Pro Press. Titles include The New Working Musicians's One Year Organizer, Build and Manage Your Music Career, and Gigorama. During this time he also developed the popular Windows-based Gigorama software.
In 2010 Maurice reemerged as an independent jazz artist with the debut release of his album, Tonight, under the indie label, Jazz Drops Records. Maurice Johnson & Company brings to the foreground some of the finest musicians with a collective energy and undeniable style. Experience an up-close and intimate set featuring the warm and mature styling of guitarist and composer, Maurice Johnson. With an upscale taste, Maurice Johnson & Company offers a familiar and compelling performance of lush jazz standards, smooth contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin, originals and more. Johnson's newest album, Peace, Love & Jazz, will be released in 2012.