Musician. Drummer. Composer
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!
Due to the unprecedented circumstances
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!
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!
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
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
5175A Avenue du Parc
Montreal, QC H2V 4G3 Canada
514-360-9629our fellow students, support your local scene & play some tunes you've been working on!
See everyone soon!
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