ALEX JOHNSON

Musician. Drummer. Composer

Live at Resonance Alex with mic Brian Li

 

November 9, 2021

A few dates of note, Alex Johnson will be playing at:

11/11 - Petite Marche, EXTREMELY close to the Laurier metro.

11/12 - Centraide is doing a benefit concert with members of the music department that will be streamed from Oscar Peterson Hall at Loyola. Alex will be performing an improvised piece of music for the drums. Teachers of his will also be giving performances as well. Centraide supports vulnerable people and the agencies that come to their aid.

11/14 - Cafe Barbossa. On St. Denis, it's a really chill hang on Sunday evening. The venue tends to have lots of people mill through so it's a great way of meeting new people!!

 

October 3, 2021

First Sunday of the month! The Alessio Bolusi Quartet (Alex Johnson - percussion) is playing Cafe Barbossa from 8:00-9:30pm and then hosting a late night Jam Session. Come out for some great tunes and to join us jamming.

 

October 2, 2021

Alex Johnson is excited to be sitting in with the Chris George Project tonight at the Say La Vie wrap-up Soirée. This will be taking place at the Montreal Art Center. A fun action packed evening with performances from local artists, and interview conversations from community leaders around the province. Snacks and drinks will be provided and entrance is free!

September 5, 2021

Alessio Bolusi Quartet

First Sunday of the Month

Show & Jam Session - 8pm to late night

Cafe Barbossa  

3956 A St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y3

                            Hosted by: Alessio Bolusi - saxophone

                                               Ben Boardman - bass

                                               Khalil Boaziz - guitar

                                               Alex Johnson - percussion

August 7, 2021

Alex Johnson will be playing with 22 Marbles at a secret place you

may eventually find :)

 

May 14, 2021

Alex Johnson has been officially installed as the Vice-President of the 64th Cohort of Concordia's Garnet Key Society. Alex was elected to this position by his peers and is looking forward to representing the school, giving back to his student community and working with his fellow Garnet Key members on community-based projects.

 

April 29, 2021

Alex Johnson is Awarded

The Robert Daniel Ball Memorial Scholarship

Alex Johnson is proud and humbled to announce that he has won The Robert Daniel Ball 2020/2021 Memorial Scholarship. 

This scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Robert Daniel Ball, a student of Music at Concordia University. Robert Daniel Ball was a remarkable individual who never let his illness get him down; he always maintained a sense of self-worth and optimism. The award is open to full-time Undergraduate students in the Department of Music who are in their third year of studies and have demonstrated a sensitivity to the world in some notable fashion, either by helping others or through overcoming some personal obstacle.

Alex extends his gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Ball's family and the Concordia's Undergraduate Awards committee for bestowing him with this prestigious and coveted award.

 

April 2, 2021

Alex Johnson selected for 

Concordia's Garnet Key Society

Alex Johnson is honoured to have been chosen for the 64th cohort of Concordia's Garnet Key Society! 

The Garnet Key Society is not only for those who have a high academic standing; each member must fulfill their role by demonstrating remarkable social skills, etiquette skills, and a devout commitment to serve Concordia and its community. Each year, 12 handpicked students are chosen to be ambassadors of Concordia, to represent and promote a positive image at social gatherings, galas, official dinners, and many other important events, often in the social circles of Concordia’s administration, prominent speakers, and highly special guests.

 

March 8, 2021

Celebrating Live at Resonance

Recorded 1 year ago today!

With a stroke of fate and incredibly good timing, Alex Johnson's debut original performance was recorded live at Montreal's Cafe Resonance one year ago today, just before the world closed down for the pandemic. Take another listen on Spotify or any other streaming platform, and enjoy his original compositions along with a couple of standards.

Alex has been working hard during the pandemic and looking forward to performing live again soon. Watch here for performance dates and more original music - soon to come!

November 4, 2020

MUSA Concordia - Student Talks

The first student talk of the semester is with third year jazz student Alex Johnson, talking about what he's learned so far about Music, Rhythm, exploring new music & what he's experienced in Quarantine as a creative type living in isolation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 5:30pm Eastern time

Instagram TV - musaconcordia

Free & Open to everyone!

May 7, 2020

Alex Johnson - Live at Resonance - 03/08/20

Alex Johnson's debut release, recorded live at Montreal's Cafe Resonance on March 8, 2020, featuring the debut performance of original compositions along with a few standard covers. 

Quartet performance featuring Leo Bae (piano), Julia Warren (saxophone), Stephen Menold (contrebasse) and Alex Johnson (percussion). Album is available on all streaming platforms.

March 15, 2020

Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Covid-19, the Concordia  Student Jazz Jam has been temporarily suspended,

hopefully to re-start in Fall 2020.

February 17, 2020

The Alex Johnson Quartet is playing at the Resonance! Cafe on March 8, 2020 at 6:00pm. We will be playing my own original compositions!

Featuring Alex Johnson (drums), Julia Warren (saxophone), Stephen Menold (ccontrebasse) and Leo Bae (piano)

January 8, 2020

The Concordia Student Jazz Jam Hosted by  Alex Johnson, featuring Tommy Poirier & Sophie Brubacher, is back!

The Jam happens Wednesdays at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill from 5pm - 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come play! Meet your fellow students, support your local scene & play some tunes you've been working on! 

See everyone soon!

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First Sunday of the Month

Show & Jam Session

 8pm to late night

Cafe Barbossa  

3956 A St Laurent Blvd, Montreal

  Hosted by: Alessio Bolusi-saxophone

                     Ben Boardman - bass

                     Khalil Boaziz - guitar                             Alex Johnson-percussion

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Join us for our Say La Vie wrap-up Soirée. This will be taking place October 2, 2021 at the Montreal Art Center. A fun action packed evening with performances from local artists, and interview conversations from community leaders around the province. Snacks and drinks will be provided and entrance is free!
Spaces are limited, sign up to get your E-Ticket. 

WHEN      October 02, 2021 at 5:00pm - 8pm
WHERE    Montreal Art Center
                 1844 William St
                 Montreal, QC H3J 1R5   

 

First Sunday of the Month

Show & Jam Session

 8pm to late night

Cafe Barbossa  

3956 A St Laurent Blvd, Montreal

 Hosted by: Alessio Bolusi-saxophone

                     Ben Boardman - bass

                     Khalil Boaziz - guitar                           Alex Johnson-percussion

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Due to the unprecedented circumstances

surrounding Covid-19,  

the Concordia  Student Jazz Jam  and

other live performances have been temporarily suspended,

hopefully to re-start in Fall 2021.

Please stay safe & healthy during

these uncertain and stressful times!

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 6:00 pm

THE ALEX JOHNSON QUARTET 

(suggested contribution: $10)

My own original compositions!!!

Alex Johnson - drums // Julia Warren - saxophone // Stephen Menold - contrebasse // Leo Bae - piano

RESONANCE! CAFE

5175A Avenue du Parc
Montreal, QC  H2V 4G3  Canada

514-360-9629o

UPSTAIRS JAZZ BAR & GRILL

5pm to 7pm - Every Wednesday

CONCORDIA STUDENT JAZZ JAM

HOSTED BY ALEX JOHNSON

FEATURING TOMMY POIRIER & SOPHIE BRUBACHER

The Wednesday Concordia Jam is a relaxed environment designed for students and young players to get a feel for the stage and practice with working with new people. Come by and share a tune with us!
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Alex Johnson on drums
Tommy Poirier on guitar
Sophie Brubacher on bass

UPSTAIRS JAZZ BAR & GRILL

1254 MACKAY STREET
MONTREAL, QC H3G 2H4, CANADA

RESERVATIONS: 514 931 6808

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