Gerey Johnson

Currently the touring guitarist with smooth jazz elites Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Boney James and Euge Groove, and performing as a solo artist, Gerey Johnson has been on the contemporary jazz scene for years as a musician, songwriter, producer and record company executive. Along with being a band leader and show host here on the Smooth Jazz Cruise, you’ve seen him on stage as a side man with Brian Culbertson, Jeffery Osborne, Brian Simpson, Alex Bugnon, George Duke and many of the other top names in smooth jazz.
As an artist, he has radio success with collaborations with Richard Elliot, Marcus Anderson, Lynn Rountree and his current project with percussionist Ramon Yslas from the “super group” Chicago. You can find his music on Sirius Radio and wherever you listen or buy music online.
As a writer/producer, he has crafted songs for and with Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, Down To the Bone and Nicholas Cole, as well as writing and producing music for City of Chicago Jazz Festival, Motorola, BMW and Clear Channel Radio. He has had music featured on the TV show Baywatch and several independent films.
With credits on over 80 nationally distributed records, you can hear his work on recordings of number of your favorite jazz artists as well R&B and gospel artists. Of note, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Lisa Stansfield and Yolanda Adams.
He heads his own record label and production company, Jazznnovo Entertainment Inc., where he releases his own music and manages artists in other genres.
This marks Gerey’s 10th year on The Smooth Jazz Cruise as a member of the infamous “Red Band” and is the host of the our talent show “Opening Act,” where the winner is the opening performer for the cruise All-Star Show for Sirius Radio.
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