Artist. Teacher. Innovator. Gentleman.

There is not a trombonist alive who has not been influenced by J. J. Johnson's sound, his message, or his love for the trombone. On this, the occasion of his passing, all of our thoughts, prayers, and love are with those who were closest to him.

We also take this opportunity to joyously celebrate the man. His spirit, and the music it created, will be heard as long as we have ears to hear, and a soul to recognize the truth he spoke through the bell.

In honor of J. J., a memorial scholarship has been created. Anyone wishing to contribute may do so at the following address:

J.J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Bank One
6881 Michigan Road, Northwest
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Listen to J. J. Johnson
Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz. Dial LP 207, recorded 12/17/47. Charlie Parker - as, Miles Davis -tpt, J.J. Johnson - tbn, Duke Jordan - p, Tommy Potter - b, Max Roach - d.
  Blue Trombone
The Trombone Master. Columbia LP CS 8109, Blue Trombone, recorded 5/3/57. J.J. Johnson - tbn, Tommy Flanagan - p, Paul Chambers - b, Max Roach - d.
Count Basie Kansas City 7. Pablo OJCCD-690-2 (2310-908), recorded 4/10/80. J.J. Johnson - tbn, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - ts, Count Basie - p, Joe Pass - gtr, John Heard - b, Jake Hanna - d.
Say When. Recorded 12/7/64. Composed by George Russell, arranged by J.J. Johnson. J.J. Johnson - tbn, Oliver Nelson - as, and others.
Beautiful Love
Let's Hang Out. Verve 314 514 454-2, recorded December 1-9, 1992. J. J. Johnson, tbn.
Learn more about J. J. Johnson

Tribute to J. J. Johnson at Birdland in New York

Tribute to J. J. Johnson by Bob Bernotas

Tribute to J. J. Johnson by Bob Brookmeyer

Tribute to J. J. Johnson at the J. J. Johnson web site.

List of J. J. Johnson Recordings at Amazon.Com

The Musical World of J. J. Johnson (An excellent biography)

J. J. Johnson's Obituary in The Independent (London, U. K.)

J. J. Johnson's Obituary in the Indianapolis (IN) Star

J. J. Johnson remembered at CDNow

A Golden Month For J. J. Johnson - December 1947

An Interview with J. J. Johnson

The J. J. Johnson Official Web Site

Video Clips of J. J. Johnson Interviews at the Global Music Network

J. J. Johnson biography at the Global Music Network

DownBeat.Com J. J. Photo Gallery

DownBeat.Com J. J. Biography

The HardBop J. J. Johnson Page

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