Johnnie Eason
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Johnnie Eason

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Jul
27
Johnnie Eason @ Light House

ST. Simon's Iland, Georgia, USA

ST. Simon's Iland, Georgia, USA

Feb
14
Johnnie Eason @ Hertzfield/Jackson Airport Atrium

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dec
31
Johnnie Eason @ Jazz Supper Club

Morrow, Georgia, USA

Morrow, Georgia, USA

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Johnnie Eason has the extraordinary ability to capitivate and tenderly embrace you while conveying destinations of dreams through the wonderful stories she unfolds with her song. - Carl Anthony


Johnnie Eason sings like an instrument in song with a melodic sound. Most of all I like her. - Ben Tucker


Johnnie Eason is Shanghai's Ella Fitzgerald - Vic Vogel


Ms. Eason is silently knocking at the music hearts. - Ossie Clarke


Ms. Eason's unmistakeable, arresting voice is an interesting blend of huskiness. All who can hear it can appreciate her light but smokey upper range with a slight throaty nasal sound. But as a schooled instrument, embellished by her technical correctness, timing , good diction, phrasing and intonation, it works well. - Norman Munroe


I am impressed with this performer, whom I believe is a credit to the idiom with a lot of good things to come. - Sonny Bradshaw


When first hear the voice of vocalist Johnnie Eason, I believe old school resonance wil soon encompass one's imagination. Echoes of Sarah Vaughn, Dakota Staton, Gloria Lynn and billie Holiday settled in with me. I enjoy the similar qualities of richness, the phrasing and fullness of delivery that Johnnie Eason's shares with the aforemention legendary ladies of song. I am feeing all od these jazz spirits through Johnnie Eaosn's musical interpretation, pure expression ansd her unique story telling. Johnnie Eason has thoroughly seen and heard the world through laughter, love, pain and profundity, and is here to tell her story. - Renee Williams


Discography

"If This Is Love" Track #1 "The Song Is You" #4 My Funny Valentine" #5 Speak Low

" From My Heart To Yours" # Is You Is Or Is You Ain't" 6# "A Lady With A Song" #9 Song For My Father"

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Johnnie Eason is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, where she received her primary ans secondary education. She began singing in the church at the age of five with her mother's encouragement. She later became the featured soloist and guest soloist in other churches throughout the Mid West and the East. A student of the Conservatory Of Music, Ms. Eason became an accomplished traditional jazz vocalist. Her voice is that of smoke and satin, in the reminiscence of Sarah Vaughn, the clarity of Carmen McCrea, the innocence of Gloria Lynn, with the earthy sounds od Cissy Houston and the smoothness of Nancy Wilson. The quality and the style of her three-octave range is creative, dynamic and soul stirring. It communicates tasteful sensitivity and grace while demanding an emotional response from her audience. Her performances in the United States and abroad Night Clubs, Supper Clubs, Jazz and Blues Festivals, Colleges, Concert Halls, The Theater and Private and Corperate Functions. It was no wonder that she was selected to perform in The 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia. She was also selected to perform in the The 19th Annual Southern Arts Exchange, where she introduced her premier jazz album " If This Is Love" . Her CD wa selected by the Southern Arts Federation's Jazz South Radio, airing both nationally and internationally. Ms. Eason has produced her most requested CD " From My Heart To Yours", which is receiving great praise and accolades. "From My Heart To Yours" is expected to surpass her first CD. Her grouth, her soul and her heart have brought great sensitivity and realness to her listeners. It leaves you wishing and longing for more. Ms. Eason, " An Alumni And Winner AT The Famous Apollo Theater", and her band " The Freinds Of Jazz" attract standing room only audiences while being captured by her lyrical expressions. Ms. Eason has shared the stage with Johnny O'Neal, Butch Cornell, Jay McShane, Honey Cole, Phil Morrison, Gary Motley, Ellis Marsalis, Woody Williams, Ben Tucker, Herman Burney, Jimmy jackson, Jerry Byrd, Freddy Cole and VIc Vogel. She has performed before Mayor Bill Campbell, of Atlanta, Georgia, The Family Of Martin Luther King, Jr., Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Charles Dutton and Peobo Bryson. Ms. Eason is equally comfortable in fornt of a large band or a combo. She encompasses a wide range of song styling from ballads to blues, from jazz to scat to pop. While performing at " The Ritz-Carton Hotel" in Shanghai, China, Ms. Eason was honored with the privilege of completing a sound track for the movie " X Roads", that was being filmed in Shanghai. Ms. eason was invited by The United States Embassy In Kingston, Jamaica, to headline their " Afro American History Month. Her performances were held in the lawn of the Famous Devon House. She also was invited to share in the Jamaican Sponsorship Of The Arts along with the Fulbright Foundation. Ms. Eason not performed to a sold out audiences. She also led a well received jazz music workshop, to educate inner city
youth, the begining of jazz and the understanding of American Jazz. She communicates her music through her heart and her soul. It is no wonder that she is known as the Singer's Singer.