Dejie Johnson
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Dejie Johnson


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The best kept secret in music


"Rob Walton"

"There's no false set in her falsetto. Honey-throated chanteuse Dejie Johnson delivers the real thing when she racks up the standards." -

"New York Post"

"Dejie Johnson makes her rhythm seem like the natural one...full blown and soaring.” - New York Post

"Wendell Brock"

“[Dejie] Johnson is a superb song stylist and has the kind of immaculate enunciation which thrills any lyricist.” - Atlanta Journal-Constitution


"Why Try to Change Me Now?" - Tapestry Records
"Bless the Beasts and the Children/ Peace on Earth" (single) - Tapestry Records


Feeling a bit camera shy


Dejie Johnson has performed for audiences from two to 25,000. She has sung with orchestras, big bands, conga-driven retro bands, jazz trios, and solo piano. She has appeared on stage, television, films, and in 3-D. Her hands have been featured on national TV and she has lent her versatile voice to animated characters such as Judy Jetson and Josie of the Pussycats.

In Atlanta in the late '70's and early '80's, Dejie entertained audiences at several popular local venues, including Showcase Cabaret, Tyrones, Gene & Gabes, and The Menagerie. Later, she spent a decade in NYC performing at Don't Tell Mama's, The Ballroom, and she was one-half of an acapella bop duo, The New ABC's.

Dejie also played an autistic mining camp prostitute in Shot Through the Heart, a Broadway show that closed on the road. She was the only female to perform in The Plaids before it officially became Forever Plaid.

Since returning to Atlanta, Dejie has performed at local venues including Libby's Cabaret, The Red Chair, MJQ, and The Star Bar. Earlier this year, she delighted audiences with her powerful portrayal of Fraulein Schneider in an Atlanta area production of the hit musical "Cabaret." Her voice can also be heard on several Turner Entertainment television channels.

Dejie's first solo CD, "Why Try to Change Me Now?" from Tapestry Records is available online from,, CDBaby,com, and With upcoming media appearances that include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View and Sunday on Today, Dejie begins her CD release national tour in January 2006.