November 9, 2021


Alex Johnson performs at the

Fine Arts for Centraide Fundraising Concert

Alex and some faculty members of the Concordia Music Department will be performing on a live-stream from the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall  on Friday, November 12th at 1pm.  Alex's  performance will be a solo, improvised drum piece.

It is in participation with Centraide and all proceeds will go towards the organization. Centraide supports Montreal's vulnerable people and the agencies that come to their aid.

You are able to book a ticket at the link below. It will also be screened at the 4th Space booth by the Library facing de Maisonneuve.

It's a great cause to participate with! Please donate if you can.


May 14, 2021


Alex Johnson elected Garnet Key Society Vice-President

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!