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                                     PHOTOS SMOOTH JAZZ ENCOUNTERS - Artists we've met

 

With Indonesian singing sensation,DIRA SUGANDI, at the SINGAPORE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017

With saxman Daniel Chia in Singapore 2017


With Brian Simpson, Gary Honor and Igor at Foundry 616, Sydney.

 Oli Silk, Graham Johnson and Gary Honor at Foundry 616 Jazz Club, Ultimo, Sydney

Graham with Michael Paulo, Yoshi's Nightclub, San Francisco, 2012


Graham with Peter White at Yoshi's Nightclub, San Francisco, 2012

    





                                           

Graham with smooth jazz sax player, Igor. Igor was born in Russia and became part of the Russian jazz scene before migrating to Australia. Here he has established himself as a sax player of renown. He has been described by one jazz critic as "like Kenny G but more versatile". Igor has charted well in the English smooth jazz charts and has performed in many venues in various parts of Asia.

                         

Ottmar Liebert is a world renowned new age flamenco guitarist. Born in Germany, he travelled widely before settling in the U.S. On a recent trip to Australia, he dropped in to chat on-air with Graham Johnson.

                                                                   

One of Australia's top sax players Andrew Oh, with vocalist Maz, at a friend's wedding.

Graham Johnson with recording artist Silvana. Silvana was born in Russia and migrated to Australia where she attended the Conservatorium High School and studied piano, sax, and voice. She established a career in Sydney night clubs before venturing to the US where she found a number of opportunities. She has done some movie and TV work, as well as modelling and singing. She is based in Los Angeles and her debut CD says it all - "From Sydney to LA".

                                                     

L to R - Grant Christopher, Chris Botti and Graham Johnson. Chris visited our studios while in Australia with Sting on their world tour. Chris went on air with Grant for an hour. After that he spoke by phone to Art Good of Jazztrax for an hour. Graham recorded this end of the conversation and Art recorded his. Art put this interview to air and also on his website. After this, Graham recorded Chris doing promotions for smooth jazz concerts in various US cities. He had 9 pages of script to do! After this he returned to his city hotel and went on stage with Sting that night.

Steve Clisby of Miracle 8 regularly performs around Sydney. This was taken at the Transistor Cafe in Parramatta, where he was a regular. Joining him were (back left to right) Paul Savrimoutou, Graham Johnson, Reg Collen. (front row) Steve Clisby, Helena Johnson, Tracy Steyn. Steve appeared in the finals of the TV show "The Voice".

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