Jazz pianist Jay Johnson to play Aug. 5 Evansville concert

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Jay Johnson
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EVANSVILLE — Jazz pianist Jay Johnson returns to the Evansville Art Center on Friday, Aug. 5, performing for EAC’s First Friday Concert.

Johnson has attended jazz workshops and courses, including Phil Mattson’s Vocal Jazz workshop and Indianhead Arts Jazz summer workshop and continued practicing his skills. He was also a founding member of Finestra, the jazz trio out of Elbow Lake. As a singer with the Center Singers in Fergus Falls in the 1990s, he was inspired to “learn to play jazz piano if it kills me.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Concert-goers may bring a treat to share at intermission if they wish. Beverages will be provided. There is no charge for this event; donations are accepted.

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