Jeff Johnston
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Jeff Johnston

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada
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""Johnston's a pianist and composer of great clarity and refined sensibilities who revels in the sound of the piano.""

Mark Miller - Globe and Mail


""He is one of the most complete jazz pianists that I have met over the years. He is familiar with the tradition and as well has forged his own style. He is a composer of the first order.""

Saxophonist (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones) - Dave Liebman


""Montreal has a well-deserved reputation for producing fine jazz piano talent. The likes of Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones come to mind. Count Jeff Johnston in that pool too"

DC - Planet Jazz Magazine


""music at the contemporary cutting edge..... immensely and immediately satisfying.”"

Chuck Berg - Jazz Times Magazine


Discography

THE COMPOSERS (to be released) 2011
solo piano

NUAGE (Justintime) 2002
with John Abercrombie and Dave Liebman

THE FIELD (Nujazz) 1999
with Jim Vivian and Mike Billard

JEFF JOHNSTON QUARTET (Unity) 1993
with Kenny Wheeler

TRINITY (Unity) 1990
Jeff Johnston Quartet

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Bio

Jeff Johnston, - two time Juno nominee, pianist, composer, producer, educator
Active on the music scene for over twenty years and considered "clearly in Canada's top ranks" (Toronto Star), Johnston has performed and recorded with many of the worlds best, including John Abercrombie, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler and Dave Liebman. His music has been described by critics as "outstanding in every way" and "Canadian jazz at it's best" (Globe and Mail). He has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe including the Antibes Jazz Festival in France, the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and as a regular at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The recipient of numerous awards from the Canada Council, FACTOR, Heritage Canada and The Quebec Arts Council, Johnston in 1984 received the prestigious R. Murray Shafer award for composition. He has twice been nominated for both the Juno Awards and the East Coast Music Awards. Johnston honed his craft in New York City under the tutelage of renowned composer and pianist Richard Beirach. Now based in Montreal, Johnston is on faculty at McGill University's Schulich School of Music