Kristopher L Johnson

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Kristopher L Johnson portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music

Research

Creative Research

  • Phil Kuehn Jazz Orchestra at Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 12/08/2016.
  • Recording session as a trumpeter and arranger: The Count Basie Orchestra, Concord Records (release is forthcoming in 2017) - arrangements of “Hello”, “Hallelujah”, and “Can’t Hide Love” - trumpet solos on “Hello” and “From One to Another” Media Arts, completed 12/07/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Coleman Hall (Gualala, CA) Performance, completed 12/02/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Grass Valley Center for the Arts (Grass Valley, CA) Performance, completed 12/01/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Yoshi’s Oakland (Oakland, CA) Performance, completed 11/30/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Yoshi’s Oakland (Oakland, CA) Performance, completed 11/29/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at West Ranch High School (Stevenson Ranch, CA) Performance, completed 11/28/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Palm Springs High School (Palm Springs, CA) Performance, completed 11/27/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Copely Symphony Hall with Jane Monheit (San Diego, CA) Performance, completed 11/26/2016.
  • Jazz Vespers Quartet tribute to Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue” at First Unitarian Church (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 10/30/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra with Patti Austin, Kevin Spacey, and Cassandra Wilson as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at the Apollo Theater (New York, NY) for a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Performance, completed 10/22/2016.
  • Kris Johnson Quintet at Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 09/29/2016.
  • Changing Lanes Experience Motown Tribute at Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 09/29/2016.
  • Jay Lawrence Trumpet Summit at Club 90 (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 09/21/2016.
  • Recording as a trumpeter, composer, and lyricist: “Jim Crow’s Tears” Media Arts, completed 08/20/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Birdland Jazz Club (New York, NY) Performance, completed 07/23/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Birdland Jazz Club (New York, NY) Performance, completed 07/22/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Birdland Jazz Club (New York, NY) Performance, completed 07/21/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Birdland Jazz Club (New York, NY) Performance, completed 07/20/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Birdland Jazz Club (New York, NY) Performance, completed 07/19/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra with Diana Schuur as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT) Performance, completed 06/12/2016.
  • Kris Johnson Group at Campus Martius (Detroit, MI) Performance, completed 06/07/2016.
  • Recording as a trumpeter: Miles Brown “Middle Game” Media Arts, completed 06/03/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Teatro Gran Rex (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA) Performance, completed 04/27/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Gran Teatro Nacional (Lima, PERU) Performance, completed 04/25/2016.
  • Jazz Vespers Quartet at Egyptian Theater (Ogden, UT) Performance, completed 04/21/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Fitzgerald’s (Berwyn, IL) Performance, completed 04/03/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN) Performance, completed 04/02/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN) Performance, completed 04/01/2016.
  • Phil Kuen Septet at Club 90 (Sandy, UT) Performance, completed 03/30/2016.
  • Recording as a trumpeter: Henry Wolking “In Sea” Big Round Records Media Arts, completed 03/11/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) Performance, completed 03/07/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO) Performance, completed 03/05/2016.
  • Featured soloist with Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse at Peaks Jazz Festival (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 02/26/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger at the Carolina Jazz Festival (Chapel Hill, NC) Performance, completed 02/20/2016.
  • Jazz Vespers Quartet at Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 02/18/2016.
  • Kris Johnson Quintet at Club 90 (Sandy, UT) Performance, completed 02/17/2016.
  • Steve Lyman Quintet at Gallivan Center (Salt Lake City, UT) Performance, completed 01/28/2016.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. "Battle Royale" with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Symphony Center, Chicago, IL. Performance, completed 01/23/2016.
  • Live video of original composition "No One Even Cares" recorded in studio Media Arts, completed 12/31/2015.
    https://www.facebook.com/krisjohnsonmusic1/videos/...
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii. Performance, completed 12/14/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Blue Note Tokyo, Japan. December 8-12. Performance, completed 12/08/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Blue Note Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan. Performance, completed 12/06/2015.
  • Kris Johnson Quintet as a band leader, trumpeter, and composer. Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Performance, completed 12/03/2015.
  • Live video of original composition "Tonight" recorded in studio Media Arts, completed 11/30/2015.
    https://www.facebook.com/krisjohnsonmusic1/videos/...
  • Jazz Vespers Quartet as a trumpeter, solist, and arranger. "Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers". First Unitarian Church, Salt Lake Cit, UT. Performance, completed 11/22/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. "A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas" Concord Records. Media Arts, completed 11/06/2015.
    http://www.amazon.com/A-Very-Swingin-Basie-Christm...
  • Jazz Vespers Quartet as a trumpeter, solist, and arranger. "Tribute to Louis Armstrong". First Unitarian Church, Salt Lake Cit, UT. Performance, completed 11/01/2015.
  • Live video of original composition "Life" recorded in studio. Media Arts, completed 10/13/2015.
    https://www.facebook.com/krisjohnsonmusic1/videos/...
  • Live video of original composition "Fighting Love" recorded in studio Media Arts, completed 09/24/2015.
    https://www.facebook.com/krisjohnsonmusic1/videos/...
  • Northern Utah Professors of Jazz as a trumpeter and arranger. Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Performance, completed 09/17/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Aspen Jazz Festival, Aspen, CO. Performance, completed 06/26/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto, Canada Performance, completed 06/21/2015.
  • Rod Williams Quartet as a trumpeter and soloist. Trinosophes, Detroit, MI. Performance, completed 06/20/2015.
  • Ashton Moore CD Release Party as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Music Hall Jazz Cafe, Detroit, MI. Performance, completed 06/19/2015.
  • Mile Brown's Middle Game as a trumpeter and soloist. Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, MI. Performance, completed 06/18/2015.
  • Marcus Elliot CD Release Party as a trumpeter and soloist. Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI. Performance, completed 06/06/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. The Civic, Aukland, New Zealand. Performance, completed 05/28/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Founders Theater, Hamilton, New Zealand. Performance, completed 05/27/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand. Performance, completed 05/26/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Isaac Theater Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand. Performance, completed 05/25/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Princess Theater, Launceston, Australia. Performance, completed 05/23/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. West Point Hotel, Hobart, Australia. Performance, completed 05/22/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia. Performance, completed 05/20/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Hamer Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Performance, completed 05/19/2015.
  • Ashton Moore "Downtown" as a trumpeter, soloist, arranger, and music director. Ashton Moore Productions. Media Arts, completed 05/17/2015.
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ashtonmoore2
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Her Majesty's Theater, Adelaide, Australia. Performance, completed 05/17/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Australia. Performance, completed 05/15/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia. Performance, completed 05/14/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Civic Theater Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Performance, completed 05/13/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Birdland Jazz Club, New York, NY. May 5-9. Performance, completed 05/05/2015.
  • Marcus Elliot "When The City Meets the Sky" as a trumpeter and soloist. Media Arts, completed 05/2015.
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marcuselliot
  • Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble as a trumpeter and soloist. Ohio State Jazz Festival, Columbus, OH. Performance, completed 04/10/2015.
  • Kris Johnson Quintet as a band leader, trumpeter, and composer. "Tiny Tots" jazz presentation for kids. Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI. Performance, completed 03/14/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Churchville High School, Churchill, NY. Performance, completed 03/04/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Kittatinny Regional High School, Newton, NJ. Performance, completed 03/03/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA. Performance, completed 03/02/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra and the New York Voices as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ. Performance, completed 03/01/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Music Hall Ballroom, Cincinnati, OH. Performance, completed 02/15/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, IN. Performance, completed 02/07/2015.
  • Count Basie Orchestra as a trumpeter, soloist, and arranger. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Performance, completed 02/06/2015.
  • Marcus Elliot Quartet as a trumpeter and soloist. Cliff Bells, Detroit, MI. Performance, completed 01/06/2015.
  • Kris Johnson Group as a band leader, trumpeter, and composer. Cliff Bells, Detroit, MI. Performance, completed 01/02/2015.