Henry Johnson (guitarist)

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Henry Johnson
Born (1954-01-28) January 28, 1954 (age 63)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels MCA
Website www.henryjohnsonjazz.com

Henry Johnson (born January 28, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist from Chicago.


Johnson started playing guitar in his early teens. Around the house his parents listened to music by Count Basie and Joe Williams. He became interested in jazz when a school band teacher invited students to a concert of the University of Illinois Jazz Band. A second important event for Johnson was in 1967 when he saw Wes Montgomery perform. He entered Indiana University in 1973.[1]

His first tour was with Jack McDuff. He has also worked with Hank Crawford, Freddie Hubbard, Ramsey Lewis, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Stitt, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Williams, and Nancy Wilson.[1]


  • 1986 You're the One (MCA)
  • 1987 Future Excursions (MCA)
  • 1990 Never Too Much (MCA)
  • 1993 Missing You (Heads Up)
  • 1993 New Beginnings (Heads Up)
  • 2000 An Evening at Sea (Chiaroscuro)
  • 2003 Organic (A440)[2]


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6. 
  2. ^ "Henry Johnson | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 

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