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Friday, August 30

Golden Island Presents: Steph Johnson Band

Date and time

Aug 30 6:00 PM

Location

Golden Island Dim Sum amp Asian Cuisine
  10660 Camino Ruiz Mira Mesa San Diego, California 92126

Price

Free

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Steph Johnson and her band makes their long awaited debut at Golden Island Dim Sum amp Asian Cuisine for the 171st show of Dim Sum amp JazzSeating Begins at 6 PMMusic from 630830 PMCall 858 5788800 for reservations Reservations are highly encouragedAbout Steph JohnsonSteph Johnson is an awardwinning multidimensional recording artist and activist whose music deftly blends jazz soul funk and blues Through her 20year music career Steph has recorded five studio albumsHer latest album So In Love is a collection of Johnsons favorite jazz standards and ballads The 10track record features pianist Josh Nelson Natalie Cole guitarist Anthony Wilson Diana Krall trumpeter Chris Lawrence bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Richard SellersWith her recent release of So In Love Steph continues her spiral upward towards bright musical horizons This may be her best recording to date DeeDee McNeil LA Jazz SceneGrowing up Steph was influenced by her grandmothers favorite singers Ike and Tina Turner Aretha Franklin Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and by the 70s icons beloved by her mother including James Taylor and Joni Mitchell She discovered jazz through Miles Davis classic album Kind of Blue which led her to the great female jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald Billie Holiday and Sarah VaughnJohnsons core strength is as a communicator with rhythmic depth and smoky pliant powerher sweet yearning vocal really soars Robert Bush Jazz criticJohnson performs regularly throughout Southern California and the Western United States She is currently working on new material for her next projectWhen shes not working on music Steph directs her creative energy towards social activism In 2016 she cofounded Voices of Our City Choir with fellow musician Nina Deering What began as an organic collaboration between local musicians and people experiencing homelessness has grown into an internationally recognized performance ensemble and innovative nonprofit that uses music and arts to amplify the voices of people impacted by homelessness Steph now serves as Voices Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director Read more about Voices of Our City HereSteph Johnsons work and the formation of the Choir was featured in the 2018 awardwinning documentary TheHomeless Chorus Speaks which aired on PBSHer tireless dedication to her craft and the unsheltered community has earned her well deserved recognitions including 2020 Woman of the Year a finalist for San Diego Magazines 2022 Activist of the Year as well as California Arts Champion by Californians for the Arts exemplifying Stephs profound impact on the arts and society at large I Wish I Knew by Steph Johnson Stay Connected with Steph Johnson Facebook amp Instagram

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