CHADWICK JOHNSON in “VEGAS…SHAKEN & STIRRED”
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8pm
Singer & songwriter Chadwick Johnson is honored to perform his show, Vegas…Shaken & Stirred, for his premiere show at MA4.
Beyond the intrigue of his original tunes, Chadwick and his band will “rev up the vibe”, taking his audience on a journey of the music of Las Vegas, then and now, from retro hit songs infused with a fresh twist to soulful pop selections.
Winner of the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, he is sure to captivate his MA4 audiences with his exceptional vocal stylings in this one-night only performance. Jonathan Karrant, one of San Diego’s (and MA4’s) favorite performers, will be Chadwick’s special guest!
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Chadwick Johnson is an incredibly talented, Hollywood Music in Media Award-winning singer-songwriter and Las Vegas headliner who has wowed audiences around the world with his smooth vocals and charming persona.
Renowned for his soulful approach to music and his love of original musical interpretation, he is a song stylist that specializes in putting a modern yet timeless twist on every song he touches from his own originals to Pop hits, as well as classic favorites of Jazz and Soul. Performing fresh and exciting arrangements, he and his band are a hit with audiences of all ages!
This amazing Las Vegas-based vocalist performs regularly in some of the city’s most prestigious venues including The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Aria, Mirage, Encore Casino, and has done two international tours to date. He also counts Ameriprise, Louis Vuitton, and Yamaha Pianos amongst his previous clients.
Professional, experienced and versatile, Chadwick continues to impassion his audiences with the soul and sincerity of his music.
Jonathan has been singing from the time he was born according to his mother! One day when he was eight months old and swinging in his wind-up mechanical swing while listening to music with huge earphones on his little ears, his mother noticed that his eyes were closed and he was turning his head from side to side in that recognizable musician’s horizontal nod. She gasped, “A musician!” To her, that was a good thing, and she was not at all surprised as time went on and he continued to show musical ability and love of music.
Jonathan began to take every opportunity to sing and perform at all kinds of events, weddings, celebrations, at church, in clubs and lounges, wherever he was asked to perform. After performing as a soloist with the Don Bailey Jazz Concerts, he was advised to strike-out to Las Vegas. Without ever having visited there, he drove across country and jumped into the music scene, singing in supper clubs and lounges and casinos. While there, he had the opportunity to record with Vince Falcone, noted music director and pianist. And, in San Diego, he began performing in some of the most respected venues of that city. He has traveled for performances across the states as well as in Europe. He continues to grow an adoring and loyal following of fans who appreciate his interpretation of jazz standards.
Audiences have characterized Jonathan as a great interpreter of song, a storyteller, a singer who brings music and lyric alive. Some refer to Jonathan as an amazing song-stylist who sings from the American songbook, an entertainer of star quality. Others say he paints a picture, he presents a mood and captivates a room through song. Jazz Corner said, “Karrant’s voice is romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced” and “that he sings standards with an emotional weight that make it seem as if he had written the songs himself.”
Jonathan’s recent album, On and On, made it to number four in the All About Jazz charts. The album features such songs as “Don”t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” and “Doodlin”, as well as the title track, and was produced by Tyler Monks, with pianist Josh Nelson, bassist Rob Thorsen, guitarist Mark Shapiro, and drummer Duncan Moore.
“Jonathan Karrant works straight out of the American songbook with a level of manly confidence and jazz suave and bonhomie that was patented by Mel Torme himself. ” -The Reader Magazine