Saturday, March 5, 2016

Greg Johnson-Composer/Pianist of Glass Brick Boulevard


This program includes compositions performed by the critically acclaimed group Glass Brick Boulevard on the recent recording "Crystalline Thrilled" as well as several brand new previously unheard creations.

Composer and pianist 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, the Yellowjackets and others led to a compositional exploration that eventually began combining all of the influences and produced Glass Brick Boulevard.

Greg Johnson at the Maybeck
Saturday, March 05, 2016, 3:00pm
This concert is $15

In 2013 after a hiatus, Glass Brick Boulevard reformed with founder, composer Greg Johnson-piano, Rob Fordyce-bass, Paul Hanson-bassoon, and Celso Alberti-drums to create a one of a kind original contemporary jazz power quartet with a delicate touch that will make you dance and make you cry all in the same night.